A tall light brown bread wheat
with plump kernels in awnless heads that thresh easily.
Its long straw is the standard for thatching in England, an excellent source of carbon for compost.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum aestivum
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"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Tolerates winter cold
Photos: Golden Rule Farm, Willits