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 month before frost. Easy to grow and thresh. Overwinters to zone 4.
BOTANICAL NAME : Secale cereal
Grows 6 feet tall. Sow in coolweather; not suited to warm winter areas, does not tolerate heat. From Finland, extremely cold tolerant, down to -50F. If growing as a grain, plant 5" apart & let mature over a 4-6 month period. Harvest when heads are dry and golden. Its grains are nutritious andits 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"