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Ethiopian Blue Tinge (Blue Emmer), Winter Wheat

Ethiopian Blue Tinge (Blue Emmer), Winter Wheat

Regular price $60.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $60.00 USD
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Triticum Dicoccum

90-95 Days to Mature

About 100 seed per pack

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. (Description copied from the incredible Uprising Seeds in Oregon because they know this variety better than me!)

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