Winter wheat is a unique type of wheat! Winter wheat is planted in the fall and then gets covered with snow. This would kill other types of wheat, but winter wheat simply goes dormant the winter. In fact, the snow acts like a blanket to keep the wheat warm. Then, in the spring, the wheat starts growing again! Winter wheat is grown in the southern Prairies because the winters are milder there.
Winter wheat is planted in the fall and lays dormant over the winter.