Black Winter Emmer
(Triticum turgidum.dicoccon); hulled; winter; France
Black Winter Emmer was originally collected by Vilmorin-Andriex & Cie in France in 1903 and introduced to US farmers by the Department of Agriculture in 1904.
Mark Alfred Carleton, Cerealist in Charge of the Office of Grain Investigations, Bureau of Plant Industry, wrote extensively about Black Winter Emmer in his USDA Farmers' Bulletin 466 Winter Emmer November 4, 1911
Black Winter Emmer is a stunner in the garden - reaching over 5 feet, its amber straw carries majestic black awned heads.
As a feeding grain, it is more comparable to barley or oats than wheat since its kernels do not thresh free from their hulls.