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Spelt for Grain and Forage

Spelt is a late-maturing grain closely related to wheat. As a forage, it has the potential to yield with triticale. Forage quality is excellent. When harvested for grain, spelt produces an excellent straw.

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Oberkulmer Spelt

  • Tall growth
  • Vigorous tillering
  • Very late heading
  • Wide harvest window makes this a favorite for forage

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


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Champ Spelt

  • Good disease resistance
  • Suitable for forage or grain
  • Spelt/wheat cross gives a bit more behavior like wheat

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Comet Spelt

  • Short growth habit
  • Excellent standability
  • Less straw, more grain

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


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Sun Gold Spelt

  • Shorter than Comet and Oberkulmer and about three days earlier heading
  • Unique spelt identifiable by its brown chaff
  • Much better grain producer than Oberkulmer, but even less straw than Comet
  • Smaller seed size than most other spelt makes it easier to sow
  • Expected bushel weight not well established. With hulls, 27-30 lb.; without hulls, 57-60 lb. (similar to wheat)

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Spelt for Grain and Forage