DESCRIPTION :We have been growing this ancient wheat for years in our research garden. This rare, high-protein wheat (18.3% in our test) has two seed rows to each seed head, with many seed heads per plant (up to 90 with wider spacings). Reportedly cultivated 7,500-12,000 years ago. Difficult to hull. More nutritious than modern wheats. Spring-planted, 2.5-3 feet tall. Very rare.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum monococcum (aka Einkorn hornemannii)
DAYS TO MATURITY : 112-140 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 25 seeds, 4 square feet
SOURCE CODE: GB
GERMINATION DAYS: 3-7
WHEN TO PLANT: early spring
PLANTING DEPTH: 1-1.5"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats as soon as ground can be worked. Here in zone 6, that is in February, 3 months before our last frost date. In cold region it may be much later, but start as early as you can. Transplant 5" apart when 2-3" high. Can also be broadcast when soil temps reach 40 degrees. Cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden and harvest when almost all are. Dry fully before storing. Matures in about 100-125 days.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 16-20/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5"
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