Gazelle Spring Rye, O...
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 overwintering grains before freeze. Fast-growing, similar to Barley in harvest date, making very quick growth in cold early spring weather, 50" tall, with strong, stiff straw.
BOTANICAL NAME : Secale cereal
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow in cool weather; stands heat faily well. Dig under when 9" tall if used as green manure. Does well in most soils not too acidic/alkaline. If growing asa grain plant seed 5" apart & let mature over a 4-6 month period. Harvest when heads are dry and golden. Its grains are nutritious and its stalks good for the compost pile's all important carbon.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 17 (overwintered)/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 4-24, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"