Organic Lucille Emmer Heirloom Spring Wheat
- Tetraploid, ancient relative of modern wheat
- Large, plump, and highly aromatic grain
- When dehulled and cooked whole, this is the wheat most commonly called farro
- Gluten content can vary; higher in protein and antioxidants than traditional wheat
- Usually has higher mineral content, higher fiber and a lower glycemic index than modern wheat
- Higher yielding than einkorn
- Good disease resistance
$80.00 / 50lb Bag
ANCIENT HEIRLOOM GRAINS
With a recent resurgence in consumer demand for ancient/heirloom grains in milling and brewing, these specialty grains can offer a premium in the marketplace. Identify your market before planting and plan ahead! Emmer and Einkorn thresh with the hulls intact (like oats). Most milling and malting markets will require the grain be dehulled before accepting, so have a plan for dehulling yourself. However, if you plan to save grain for seed, store with the hull intact. Dehulled grain quickly loses its viability to germinate.
- Avoid excess nitrogen fertilizer and keep off deep, rich soils to avoid lodging.
- Plant 100-150 lbs per acre at 1” deep in the spring.
- Because the seeds are planted with attached hulls, watch for flowability issues through the drill.
- Swathing/windrowing may be a better choice than direct harvest due to lodging risk.