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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Seed - ground and used as a flour[1][2][3]. Lower in gluten than wheat, so it is often mixed with that cereal if used in bread making[3]. It has a higher amino acid and protein content than wheat[3]. The seed can also be sprouted and added to salads[3]. Yields can be very high, with harvests of more than 10 tonnes per hectare being achieved[K].

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Triticosecale spp.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Triticosecale spp.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow March or October in situ, only just covering the seed. Germination should take place within a few days.

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Cultivation

Succeeds on lighter and drier soils than are suitable for wheat[2].

A person-made hybrid, Triticum spp. x Secale cereale, it is often cultivated for its edible seed, there are some named varieties[2][3]. Plants are more winter hardy than wheat but yields have been low in some areas and lodging has been a serious fault[3]. The grain is larger than wheat but more sparsely carried on the flowering spike[3].

Plants are more resistant than wheat to the diseases 'take-all' and 'rust'[2]. Resists mildew[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Triticosecale spp. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Triticosecale spp.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Triticosecale spp
Genus
Triticosecale
Family
Gramineae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    1 x meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type












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