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Utrecht Blue Wheat Seeds

Utrecht Blue Wheat Seeds

SKU: #2031

A Dutch heirloom grown in the area of Utrecht, Netherlands in the early 1900s with superior blue color and long black awns (bristles). Beautiful seed heads gracefully bow when they are ready for harvest. Its durability, long stems, and beautiful color are a weaver's dream. So many uses from flower arrangements, to baskets, and all kinds of crafts. The degree of blue coloring varies with growing conditions. This is an edible wheat, but it is difficult to thresh the wheatberries; best grown for ornamental purposes.

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5 grams

(~100 seeds)

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Poaceae

Native: Origin unknown due to being in cultivation so long

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 3'โ€“5' tall, and 4"โ€“6" wide

Variety Info: 3", steel blue seed heads with long black awns at maturity

Attributes: Cut Flower

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended.

Days to Emerge: 5โ€“12 days

Seed Depth: ยผ"

Seed Spacing: 1โ€“2 seeds every 2"

Thinning: Not necessary

Growing Info

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.