(Aegilops speltoides)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Aegilops speltoides
Gramineae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked. Small and very fiddly to harvest and clean[K]. An emergency food, it is normally used as a cereal substitute for making bread etc[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow March/April in situ and only just cover the seed. Make sure the soil does not dry out before the plants germinate. Seed can also be sown early March in a greenhouse and planted out in May.
No records of cultivation details have been seen, the plant grows well at Kew on an acid gravelly soil and also in Cornwall on a slightly acid loam[K]. It is probably best grown in a sunny position but tolerates light shade[K]. This species is believed to have hybridized with primitive forms of Triticum spp (Wheat) to produce some of the more modern Triticum spp. It could therefore be of value in breeding programmes.
N. Africa, W. Asia.

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