Botanical Name: Triticum sp.
Native: Origin unknown due to being in cultivation so long
Plant Dimensions: 3'–5' tall, and 4"–6" wide
Variety Information: 3", steel blue seed heads with long black awns at maturity
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost
Attributes: Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
Days to Emerge: 5–12 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: 1–2 seeds every 2"
Thinning: Not necessary
Harvesting: When seed heads are steel blue, hard, and bowing, harvest by cutting stems at ground level. Hang bunches upside-down in a dry area, out of direct sun for a few days or until ready to use.
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Utrecht Blue Wheat Seeds Reviews
Utrecht Blue Wheat
Susan Eckard from WV
Hailey Hipschen from IA
Owner Response: Hi Hailey,
Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are sorry it wasn't positive. Our seeds are tested regularly by an independent laboratory regularly to ensure the germination rates exceed government standards. We do guarantee our seeds and will be contacting you shortly.
Never saw any blue
Heather Brook from NH
Owner Response: Hi Heather, thanks for the feedback. As an unrefined heirloom, the blueness does vary a bit, but it shows best if plants are completely dry. Some signs that plants are dry is to look for seed heads to be nodding and snap the lower part of the stem. It sounds like your weather may have played a part in preventing them from drying too.
Never turned blue
Bonnie Davis from MN
Owner Response: Hi Bonnie, thanks for the feedback. We have seen some variability in the color on this unrefined heirloom. I so sorry you didn't see the beautiful steely blue others have. These types of grains are rarely grown and we haven't found any research indicating a soil condition what would encourage more blue color. I will contact our grower though and update you if she has any tips.
Sam from UT
Jean Dempsey from NY
Don't Wait Too Long To Harvest
Robin from PA
Utrecht Blue wheat
Roxanne from MA
Owner Response: Roxanne,
This wheat is an open-pollinated heirloom and not a hybrid, so you can safely save the seed. Happy growing!
Blue Wheat in the Kitchen
Kimmie from CA
Beautiful! Exactly like the photos!
Paisha Coffey from WA
Peter from MN
Review for Utrecht Blue Wheat Seeds
Brett Babbitt from TX
Owner Response: Hi Brett,
We expect plants to barely grow in the short days of fall and winter. As daylight wanes below 10 hours a day plants virtually cease visible growth.