Spelt is a very old variety of wheat and is a cross between Emmer wheat and a wild variety of wheat. It was the staple food in Bronze Age to medieval times. It has renewed interest as health food and is produced in Northern Spain and Central Europe.
It grows longer than most wheat crops and are harvested in the summer following the autumn sowing.
Sow in prepared beds after the first rain of the season. In dense sowing weed control is better.
Seedeating birds will often visit your patch.
Low nutrient need make it useful in crop rotation. Do not follow other grain crops, though.
Greece, the Greeks spread it to the rest of the World with sailing ships.
Soil PH preference
Spelt is a healthy grain with low fertilizer need.
Diseases like smut, powdery mildew and rust can cause losses. Insects like sawfly and grasshoppers should be monitored and rid of.