Spelt is a late maturing grain closely related to wheat. The seeding rate is 120-150 lbs per acre. As a forage, it has the potential to yield with triticale. Forage quality is excellent.
- Tall growth
- Vigorous tillering
- Very late heading
- Wide harvest window makes this a favorite for forage
- Short growth habit
- Excellent standability
- The best choice for grain
- Good disease resistance
- Suitable for forage or grain
- Spelt/wheat cross gives a bit more behavior like wheat
Sun Gold Spelt
Sungold spelt is a unique spelt identifiable by its brown chaff. It is shorter than Comet or Oberkulmer and about three days earlier heading.
- Sungold due to its earlier heading and shorter nature
- Much better as a grain variety than Comet or Oberkulmer
- Smaller seed size than most other spelt makes it easier to sow
- Expected bushel weight of spelt is not well established, but with hulls ranges between 27 and 30 pounds. Without the hulls spelt weighs in about 57-60 lbs which is similar to wheat.