Spring Emmer Wheat

spring-emmerThis seed was sent to me from a friend in Kentucky. It is much easier to thresh and dehull than winter Emmer varieties. It grew well for me, but this was an unusually dry spring. I have tried spring Emmer varieties before with little success, especially when it came to grain fill. This variety had nice sized kernels, with minor disease and lodging issues.

*I am offering this seed for the purpose of preservation. Grain fill in my region (northern Indiana) is less than one would expect in areas more suitable to raising spring wheat (cooler and more arid). This variety will need selection and adaptation to improve grain fill, yield and disease resistance in regions with frequent spring/summer rains, humidity and heat.


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