Emmer (Fall Planted)
(Triticum dicoccum); winter planted
Emmer was one of the first crops to be domesticated in the Near East. It was widely cultivated in the ancient world. On a homestead scale, the hull is difficult to remove. Highly ornamental, many people grow emmer for decorative use.
Strains of fall planted Emmer:
- Black Winter Emmer
- Blue Winter Emmer
- White Winter Emmer
- Mix of Black, Blue & White Winter Emmer
- 10 grams of seeds in hulls
- quarter pound of seeds in hulls (113 g)
- 50 hand selected seeds in hulls
On our homestead, we do not yet have a method of consistently crack the hulls for making flour.
For reference, 100 seeds with hulls weighs around 3.5 grams.