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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C/ Matures 16-20/ Harvest 0-4/ Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/ Spacing 5"
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 40F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1-1 ˝"
WHEN TO PLANT: Fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats in late summer - about one month before your first fall frost. In zone 7 and above, you can start them around the first frost date. Transplant 5" apart when 2-3" high. They can also be broadcasted when soil temps reach 40 degrees. Cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden and harvest when seeds can not be cut with your thumbnail. Cut stalks as close to the soil as possible (leaving roots in garden bed to decompose). Hang your harvest to dry in a cool, well ventilated area until it is completely dry. Then thresh and winnow.
BOTANICAL NAME: Triticum aestivum
DESCRIPTION: Heirloom wheat with outstanding flavor. This is a hard wheat that makes excellent bread. Plants grow 4ft tall with long spreading awns. Adapted to dry soil and low to medium fertility. Highly drought tolerant and has great root structure that add organic matter to the soil.