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TRITICALES AND SMALL GRAINS

Spelt

Spelt is a late maturing grain closely related to wheat. The seeding rate is 120-150 lbs per acre. As a forage, it has the potential to yield with triticale. Forage quality is excellent.

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


Comet Spelt

  • Short growth habit
  • Excellent standability
  • The best choice for grain

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

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



Sun Gold Spelt

Sungold spelt is a unique spelt identifiable by its brown chaff. It is shorter than Comet or Oberkulmer and about three days earlier heading.


Sun Gold Spelt

  • Sungold due to its earlier heading and shorter nature
  • Much better as a grain variety than Comet or Oberkulmer
  • Smaller seed size than most other spelt makes it easier to sow
  • Expected bushel weight of spelt is not well established, but with hulls ranges between 27 and 30 pounds. Without the hulls spelt weighs in about 57-60 lbs which is similar to wheat.

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