An heirloom from ancient times,
Emmer Wheat is one of the parents of modern wheats.
Plant when the soils are just starting to warm (40F).
Three-and-half feet tall plants give high yields of excellent quality wheat for baking. This is a dryland variety, which will lodge if there is too much moisture or fertility-a real low-input crop.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum dicoccum
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 BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 16-20/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5"