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Einkorn
Einkorn
Einkorn

Einkorn

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Triticum monococcum

Origin: Eurasia

Improvement status: Landrace

Seeds per packet: ~140

Germination tested 11/2020: 99%

Life cycle: Biennial

Considered the most ancient of wheat varieties, einkorn is a beautiful plant for the home garden or farm. Higher in protein, lower in gluten, and unfortunately also lower in yield, this ancient grain may be started in fall or early spring. Einkorn has become increasingly popular lately, especially among people sensitive to the high gluten content in modern wheats. Consumer products made with einkorn now available in grocery stores include cookies, pasta, crackers, and bread. You may find it difficult to remove the hulls on this old grain, but it's well worth it once you figure out how (a good threshing machine or combine can get the job done, or even the old-fashined way, with a flail!) — though it also bears mentioning that you'll want to grow it for a couple years so you get enough to eat. Old wheats like this are noted for their ability to tiller, or send out multiple seed heads — dozens, in the proper situation — so give each plant plenty of space, even a whole square foot per plant. Our seed was grown by Brennan Henry Allsworth of Whistlepig Farm in Boise, Idaho. Seed comes to you still in its hull for planting.