Wheat (Civ5)

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Bonus resource found from plains, flood plains, desert
Wheat (Civ5)
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Resource value

+1 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5


Farm, available with Agriculture

Farm value

+1 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Bonus resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 1 20xFood5 Food
  • Modifiers:
    • +1 20xFood5 Food from Farm improvement
    • +1 20xFood5 Food from Granary
    • +1 20xFood5 Food with Sun God Religious belief


Wheat is found in plains and desert regions, making it very important for civilizations native to deserts like Arabia or Morocco. It is the only bonus resource which can be improved right from the start of the game, because its improvement is the Farm, which is available without any need of technology research! Its only downside is that when found on a desert, its tile won't yield a whole lot, because a desert tile has no natural yield of any kind. Still, it's something.

Use a Granary (which adds 1 20xFood5 Food to the tile) to unlock the full 20xFood5 Food potential of Wheat. Also, the Sun God religious belief adds another 20xFood5 Food point.

Historical InfoEdit

Originally cultivated in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat is one of the most important grains in the human diet. A remarkably versatile grain, wheat can be turned into flour and made into bread, pasta, cereal or cake, and it can be fermented and made into a variety of alcoholic beverages.

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