This plant has a mild fragrance
Wheat 'Spelt' Overview
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.
Common problems with Wheat 'Spelt'
Diseases like smut, powdery mildew and rust can cause losses. Insects like sawfly and grasshoppers should be monitored and rid of.
Wheat 'Spelt' Companion Plants
Generally grown in solid blocks.
How to harvest Wheat 'Spelt'
It grows longer than most wheat crops and are harvested in the summer following the autumn sowing.
How to propagate Wheat 'Spelt'
Sow in prepared beds after the first rain of the season. In dense sowing weed control is better.
Special features of Wheat 'Spelt'
Seedeating birds will often visit your patch.
Low nutrient need make it useful in crop rotation. Do not follow other grain crops, though.
Other uses of Wheat 'Spelt'
Spelt is a healthy grain with low fertilizer need.