(Tritcum dicoccum) Two decades ago Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds in BC brought back two seed heads of a variety of emmer wheat from an agricultural visit to Ethiopia and began multiplying it out and sending it to other growers. It is now grown on significant acreage from CA north to BC. An excellent yielding early variety, it has an interesting bluish hue to the berries and seedheads. The grain has very high protein content at up to 16% but does not generally develop much useable gluten to make it a good stand-alone bread flour. It is wonderfully flavorful cooked as a whole grain and is even being used commercially by at least one company for pasta. Grows to about 4’ in height.
90-95 days. UO