HC Deb 23 April 1913 vol 52 cc349-50
54. Captain FABER

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he will state whether a new wheat has been discovered in Italy and grown in South Africa, called the rainless wheat, which can be grown without any rain falling on it between seed-time and harvest; and if he can give any particulars.


I am informed that certain of the Italian macaroni wheats have been grown in parts of South Africa where little or no rain falls between seedtime and harvest, but that there is no reason to suppose that these wheats are new varieties.