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Emmer Wheat Seed

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Emmer Wheat  Seeds

  Sustainably Grown wheat seeds

  Package contains 2 oz of wheat seed

Fall Planted here in CA

Emmer wheat is one of the three hulled wheats known in Italy as farro. It is a low-yielding awned wheat, and was one of the first crops domesticated in the Near East. Once widely cultivated in the ancient world, it is now a relict crop in marginal mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Its value lies in its ability to give good yields on poor soils, and its resistance to fungal diseases such as stem rust that are prevalent in wet areas. Its main use is for human food, though it is also used for animal feed. In recent years, farro has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity among gourmets and the health-conscious, who sing the grain’s praises for its high nutritional value and adore the hearty, flavorful taste of the “Pharaoh’s Wheat”.

Rich in fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamins, emmer contributes to a complete protein diet when combined with legumes, making Emmer grains and pastas ideal for vegetarians (or for anyone simply looking for a plant-based high-protein food source).  
Source of information www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org

The objective when planting wheat is to establish a uniform stand of at least 25 plants per square foot with adequate fall growth for tiller development and an established root system for winter survival. Planting methods include drilling, broadcast seeding, and aerial seeding. Specific seeding rates will vary widely with topography, climate, and management approach. In general, stick to 30-40 seeds per square foot at a depth of 1.5 inches. Wheat will sprout best in soil that is slightly compacted, so it's good to tamp the bed slightly after planting. For more information, see http://www.uky.edu/Ag/GrainCrops/ID125Section4.html.

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  • Author: Steve Ross
    This is a very special grain and after a proffessor from Cornell University lectured on it. I would like to try my hand at raising some.

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