Grown for many thousands of years, emmer wheat or farro medio (Triticum dicoccon, also listed as Triticum dicoccum and T. turgidum subsp. dicoccum) is one of the oldest cultivated crops. This seed came to me labeled as ‘Black Winter Emmer’ (Triticum dicoccon var. atratum). Its long awns are indeed black, and the developing heads develop a blackish cast too, giving the heads a very handsome appearance. My plants reach about 6 feet tall, with strong stalks. If you’re interested in exploring the flavors of ancient grains, you may want to give this one a try in your garden. It’s also worth growing for use in fresh or dried arrangements or nature crafts. Full sun. Annual.
Collected in July 2020. At least 20 seeds. I have trimmed off the awns for easier handling.