C/Matures 17 (overwintered)/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-24 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5"
Days to Maturity figures are really just for comparing between varieties within a category. Actual days will vary from location to location, depending on garden conditions.
Similar to wheat and barley but much taller-up to 7'. Very cold hardy and thrives in cool climates and poor soils. Excellent winter cover and compost crop in addition to grain production. Rye secretes compounds which inhibit the growth of other plants; it's often used to suppress weeds. Caution: Ergot is a poisonous fungus that attacks rye heads in rainy weather. It's easy to spot--black growths protrude from the seedhead. If your rye gets ergot, compost it.