Ancient "Stone Age" ...
We have been growing this ancient wheat for years in our research garden.
This rare, high-protein wheat (18.3% in our test) has two seed rows to each seed head, with many seed heads per plant (up to 90 with wider spacings).
Reportedly cultivated 7,500-12,000 years ago. Difficult to hull. More nutritious than modern wheats.
We highly recommend that you read Eli Rogosa's new book Restoring
Heritage Grains for first-hand instructions on growing einkorn,
harvesting it in the traditional way that reduces allergens and makes it
more digestible, and wonderful traditional recipes for einkorn.Fall or spring-planted, 2.5-3 feet tall. (Fall is preferable)Very rare.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum monococcum (aka Einkorn hornemannii)
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats as soon as ground can be worked. Here in zone 6, that is in February, 3 months before our last frost date. In cold region it may be much later, but start as early as you can. Transplant 5" apart when 2-3" high. Can also be broadcast when soil temps reach 40 degrees. Cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden and harvest when almost all are. Dry fully before storing. Matures in about 100-125 days.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 16-20/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5"
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