Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Secale strictum.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Secale strictum.
If the seed is in short supply, it can be grown in pots in the greenhouse or cold frame in early spring. Only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out in late spring or early summer.Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
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One report says that it requires protection from severe frosts, though our experience is that it is hardy in most parts of the country[K]. Mountain rye is occasionally cultivated for its edible seed, it is possibly a parent of the cultivated Rye, S. cereale. This species has an excellent potential as a perennial cereal crop in temperate zones. Although the seed is somewhat smaller than the cultivated annual rye, it is produced abundantly, especially from the second year onwards. The plant tillers well, especially in its second and subsequent years, and the ears in selected varieties can be 25cm long[K].Not all forms of this species are perennial, the subspecies S. strictum kuprijanovii. Gross. is reliably so.
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