White Einkorn Ancient... GWH-7531
The most ancient type of wheat
Einkorn is adapted to spring or fall planting. The grower who produces this strain for us plants in the spring.
When the 5,300 year old body of the "Icemean" was found frozen into a glacier in the Alps, grains of Einkorn were found in his belongings.
We have found a farmer who is growing this ancient variety so that we could make 1-ounce packets available to you. Each packet 1 oz packet has approximately 500 seeds. Please note, this is different from the catalog listing, which had a typo.
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.
Spring-planted, 2.5-3 feet tall, very rare. BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum monococcum (formerly Einkorn hornemannii)