Michigan Grown Staple Crop Seeds that Fit Your Plant-based Nutritional Goals

Ancient Wheats


These precursors to modern cereals are known as "covered wheats" because their grains do not thresh free from their sheaths.

Einkorn - Triticum monoccum


Emmer - Triticum docum


Spelt - Triticum spelta aka dinkel (Germany) or farro (Italy)
  • traditionally grown for pastas, high-fiber cereals, and livestock feed
  • cultivation is similar to wheat
  • greater winter hardiness than wheat
  • longer maturity time than wheat
  • excess nitrogen can cause lodging
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