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GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/ Matures 16-20/ Harvest 0-4/ Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/ Spacing 5"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 1250
SOURCE CODE: O
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 40F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1-1 ˝"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Direct sow as soon as ground can be worked or, here in Willits, we start in flats 3 months before our last frost date. In cold regions it may be much later, but start as early as you can. Transplant 5" apart when plants are 2-3" tall. Cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden and then harvest when you can't cut seeds with your thumbnail. Harvest plants by cutting stalks as low as possible (leaving roots in the garden bed to decompose); hang them to dry in a cool, ventilated area until they have completely dried. Then thresh and winnow.
BOTANICAL NAME: Triticum turgidum ssp. turanicum
1990, "KAMUT" was registered as a trademark
by the Quinn family in order to preserve this
ancient khorasan wheat variety. (Many other
ancient wheats have been so crossed with
modern varieties that they no longer have
the special nutritional qualities of the ancient
types.) It is grown on dryland certified organic
farms primarily in Montana, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Very beautiful seed heads with kernels 2-3 times the size of
modern wheats. Similar to Durum, with much larger kernels.
Prized for its high energy nutrition, easy digestibility, nutty/
buttery taste, and firm texture. Higher in protein, selenium,
amino acids, and vitamin E than most modern wheat. Used
as whole grain berries or flour, and makes bread, superior
pasta and puffed wheat. Some report that it is less allergenic.
An ancient variety that probably originated in the Fertile
Crescent, it is spring-planted and very drought-tolerant. This
seed is sold for home garden use only.