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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Well beyond easy
What are the cons? None
The North Dakota Common Emmer, grew really well here in northern Idaho. The average seed germinated between 5 and 10 days. I purchased 5 packages, although I wanted to buy the seed in bulk and was unable to do it. The quantity that came later has more than quadrupled from what we started with.
The average height of the wheat was around 5 foot, which it did not pose a threat until late July. We had a rain storm that dropped quite a bit of rain and some of the grain did fall over. Which is really no big deal. The combine could still easily pick it up. As for dehulling the emmer, its no different than that of Barley. But, emmer is a little bit more softer and can easily be broken during the dehulling process. For making flour, no big deal. Seeds that are saved for planting, do not remove the hull. You will see a difference in how well the plant grows when compared to the plants that have been dehulled. Wheat was watered once to twice a week for 15 to 30 mins.
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6 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Glad BK sells this!
What are the cons? Hulls
I haven’t tried growing this yet, but for the buyer concerned about hulling, I think “Grainmaker” (a family company that makes quality hand millers to order) makes a grain hulled. Check them out. Emmer is an amazing old-world wheat.
18 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Interesting
What are the cons? Hulling
I have just ordered the emmer wheat and have been searching for a way to hull it. There is a grain mill called Grainmaker, made in Montana, that has husking stones, but it is too expensive for my small needs. A book called Mini Farming, self suffiency on 1/4 acre, has plans for converting a hand crank Corona mill to hull rice, millet, sesame seed and a few others, so I wonder if this conversion might work for emmer wheat. The best idea I found was from a fellow who has a Toro leaf blower that will also vacuum and shred leaves. He said he pointed the thing upward, set it to vacuum into the bag, and dropped wheat grain into it, and it worked. So, leaf shredder contraptions seem to be the thing to try first! Good luck to all of us!
18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? early maturing
What are the cons? can be lodge
Finishes extremly well in Hungary. Disease resistant, no fusarium head blight noted during harvesting. I always fall plant this emmer variety, it has good frost tolerance. Be careful with nitrogen fertilizer because the plants will lodge.
23 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Comes up quick and grows fast
What are the cons? Grows tooooooooooo fast
Came up about 5 days after planting. Grows really fast and germinated well in ok soil. :)