Triticale Organic

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • More nutritious than wheat
    • Disease resistant
    • Use 30-60kg per acre
    • Certified organic seeds

Triticale Organic

Description:


CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Triticale hexaploide. When rye pollen is used to pollinate wheat flowers, the result is the remarkable hybrid known as triticale. As a cover crop, it can be used to build soil, reduce erosion, provide habitat, and combat weeds. It has a similar, albeit weaker, allelopathic effect to Fall Rye, but without the dense root system. Its grains are more nutritious than wheat, with less glutenin. As a grass it is considered awnless, which makes it an excellent forage for livestock. Triticale Organic is nearly as hardy as Winter Wheat, with even better disease resistance. For a grain crop, sow Triticale in the fall, as the vernalization triggers seed production. Spring and summer sown Triticale will not produce seeds. Prepare the seed bed the same as for oats, wheat, or barley. Triticale can be grown for use as wheatgrass.

(Hybrid seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
125g (to cover 100 square feet) CC516A $5.19 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
1.25kg (to cover 1000 square feet) CC516B $11.99 Unavailable  
3.125kg (to cover 2500 square feet) CC516C $21.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
12.5kg (to cover 10000 square feet) CC516D $54.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
22.7kg (50 lb sack) CC516S $90.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • More nutritious than wheat
    • Disease resistant
    • Use 30-60kg per acre
    • Certified organic seeds

How To Grow

When rye pollen is used to pollinate wheat flowers, the result is the remarkable hybrid known as triticale. It has a similar, albeit weaker, allelopathic effect to Fall Rye, but without the dense root system. Its grains are more nutritious than wheat, with less glutenin.

Latin
Triticale hexaploide
Family: Poaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Sow in the fall, as the vernalization triggers seed production. Spring and summer sown Triticale will not produce seeds.

Starting
Prepare the seed bed the same as for oats, wheat, or barley. Triticale can be grown for use as wheatgrass.

Growing
After its burst of spring growth, turn triticale under or cut it back before it reaches 30cm (12") tall. Allow 3 weeks after tilling before planting the next crop. As a grass it is considered awnless, which makes it an excellent forage for livestock. Triticale is nearly as hardy as Winter Wheat, with even better disease resistance.