SECTION: Grains and Fibers, Wheat, Ancient, Triticum turgidum ssp. turanicum
Very beautiful seedheads with kernels 2-3 times the size of modern wheats. Similar to Durum. 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 whole grain 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. In 1990, "KAMUT" was registered as a trademark by the Quinn family in order to support organic farming and preserve the ancient khorasan wheat variety. It is grown on dryland certified organic farms primarily in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This seed is sold for home garden use only.
One packet will plant 150 sq ft when using 5" spacing in the bed.
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EA CULTURE: C/Matures 16-20/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 1250
SOURCE CODE: O
PLANTING DEPTH: 1-1.5"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early spring
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats 10 days before last frost. Transplant in cool weather so that the growing period will only have about one month of hot weather near harvest time. Transplant 5" apart when 2-3" high. Can also be broadcast. Cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden and harvest when almost all are. Dry fully before storing. Matures in about 17-19 weeks.