Big vigorous plants whose huge root

system captures soil nutrients that would otherwise 

wash away in winter. Dependable bread grain for centuries

in Northern Europe where conditions were often too cold and wet for wheat. 

Excellent winter cover and compost crop in addition to grain. Rye secretes compounds to inhibit the growth of other plants, so it's used to suppress weeds. 

Caution: Ergot is a poisonous fungus that attacks rye heads in rainy weather. It's easy to spot--black growths protrude from the seed head. Destroy affected plants. 

Secale cereale C/Matures 17 (overwintered)/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-24 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5" 

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Gazelle Spring Rye, Organic

A spring-planted rye from the University of Saskatchewan, for growers who can't get their summer crops mature and harvested early enough to start overwinteri...
  • Days to maturity: 119
  • Seeds per packet: 800
  • Square foot coverage: 100
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Overwintering Cereal Rye, Organic

Fall-planted. Excellent producer of compost material and grain. Outstanding weed-suppressing cover crop. Very tall (to 8')-put stakes and string around the b...
  • Seeds per packet: 1200
  • Days to maturity: 119
  • Square foot coverage: 100
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Winter Akusti Rye

Thick stands of hardy grain with many tillers (stalks). Shorter than our regular cereal rye, so it is better for windy or wet areas (to six feet). Plant 1 mo...
  • Days to maturity: 119
  • Planting depth: 1-1.5
  • Seed code: Gb