Schwarzer Winter Grannen Spelz (Spelt)
(Triticum spelta); aka Dinkel, Farro; Hulled; Fall-planted; Minimum 50 seeds
Known as dinkel in Germany or farro in Italy, Spelt is an ancient hulled wheat variety originating in the Fertile Crescent over 9,000 years ago. Favored by many for its hearty, nutty flavor, Spelt's higher protein content results in a less glutinous flour compared to that of other wheats.
Donated by Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Breeding Research to the USDA in 1970, as its name implies, Schwarzer Winter Grannen Spelz is named for its black awns. Plants are vigorous with good winter hardiness.
Kernels require de-hulling.