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Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta
Synonyms: T. spelta

Common Name(s): Spelt wheat
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Winter Annual
Growing Days: 220 to 290 (days)
Abs.Max=75° (F)    Opt.Max=63° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy soils with low fertility
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Glumes adhere to kernel. Winter or Spring types. More winter hardy than soft red winter wheat.
Pythium, Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Animal Food -, Food - cereal, Food - starch, Genetic - wheat relative
Dry climate, subtropical, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
Metric Units

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