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Triticum spelta


We originally acquired this old-time spelt from the Institüt für Botanik at the Gütenberg University in Mainz, Germany.  This grain was bought to colonial Pennsylvania where it was grown by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Traditional pretzels and gingerbread were made with spelt flour even during the Roman period in the Rhineland. The plants are a distinctive blue-gray green and very tall, about 52 inches maximum.  It is often necessary to tie up the plants should there be stormy weather.  The seed heads measure about 4 ½ inches in length.  Normally planted as a winter wheat for harvest in late May.


~25 seeds per packet. Minimum 50 seeds per starter packet.

Palatine Spelt (Pelzer Dinkel)

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