An old heirloom German/Swiss spelt
that is renowned for having no wheat in its parentage (wheat and spelt cross very easily).
Our grower got his seedstock from an Amish farmer in New Holland, PA, and it has been carefully grown to avoid crossing with other grains.
2 ½-3 feet tall spring-planted spelt.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum spelta
Organically grown but not certified. Broadcast when soil temps reach 40 degrees. Here in zone 6, that is in February, 3 months before our last frost date. In cold regions it may be much later, but start as early as you can. Or start in flats and transplant when 2-3" tall. Many double seeds in hull-for maximum coverage, separate before planting. Or harvest when almost all heads are golden. Dry fully before storing. Matures in 110-125 days.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 16-20/Harvest 1-4/Yield 4-28 grain, 12-90 dry biomass/Spacing 5"