Red Fife Wheat National Historic Event
Red Fife wheat, Experimental Farm.
104 Lang Road, Keene, Ontario
Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Red Fife Wheat
Early maturing, high quality spring wheat discovered in 1842
Existing plaque: Lang Pioneer Museum 104 Lang Road, Keene, Ontario
Red Fife Wheat, an early maturing, high quality variety, was discovered in 1842 by David Fife in an experimental plot on his farm here. For over 60 years it was "spring wheat" in Canada. It opened up the grain potential of the West, and is a parent of the famous Marquis wheat.