Black Winter Emmer is a magnificent and scarce heirloom wheat (Urkorn) that can be traced back to 3000 BC. It will impress the most modern of cereal breeders with its totally erect leaf architecture. Its stems are stiff and lodging-resistant. It thrives in drought or heavy rain. This is a strikingly beautiful ancient grain with dark purple to black husks and long awns. Highly ornamental, tall and perfect for unique dried flower arrangements.
Very limited amounts of seeds available, however, a single seed, successfully grown and harvested, typically produces several hundred of its kind. Fusarium resistant. Used to be savored in soups, Bulgar, breakfast cereal or flat-breads and pasta. Highly nutritious. Cold Hardy.
Unlike other grains that have been hybridized, black winter emmer has not been crossed with anything genetically different from itself.
Other Names: Schwarzer Emmer, Urkorn, Urgetreide, Urweizen, Black Wheat, Ornamental Wheat, Black Farro, Zweikorn, Black Winter Emmer, Ancient Grains, Heirloom Grain, Schwarzwerdender, Farro Nero, Restoration grain, Restoration seeds, Extremely Rare wheat, heirloom wheat