Emmer Farro Wheat seeds, Triticum dicoccum, USDA Organic, 3 sizes
Emmer is a type of farro (an ancient hulled or awned wheat with 28 chromosomes) that dates back to pre-historic civilizations in ancientMesopotamia, from southern Turkey to Israel and Iran. It’s an heirloom grain that pre-dates the common wheat known as Spelt (Triticum spelta), and has been eaten by humans for some 10,000 to 17,000 years. Ancient genes that evolved along side humans for many millennia.
Emmer is prepared like brown rice and cooks in 50-60 minutes (or it can be soaked overnight to reduce the cooking time). It makes a fabulous wheat pilaf, whole grain salad, risotto, addition to soup, or can be sprouted for breads and salads. When cooked, its dark, plump berries add a sweet, full-bodied flavor and chewy texture to any meal. When mixed with lentils or chickpeas it makes a complete protein, being of high nutritional value already (over 16% protein).
Plant in Spring. Cover with 1/2 inch of rich soil and water daily. Annual.