DESCRIPTION :Another strain of Einkorn, the most ancient type of wheat. When the 5,300 year old body of the "Icemean" was discovered preserved by ice in the Alps, grains of Einkorn were found in his belongings. We were thrilled to find afarmer who is growing this ancient variety so that we could make bigger packets. Spring-planted, 2.5-3 feet tall, very rare.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum monococcum (formerly Einkorn hornemannii)
DAYS TO MATURITY : 112-140 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 1,000 seeds, 180 square feet
SOURCE CODE: GB
GERMINATION DAYS: 1-3
WHEN TO PLANT: early spring or fall
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"