Triticum monococcum aegilopoides
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Common Name: Wild Einkorn
Triticum monococcum aegilopoides is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
S.E. Europe to W. Asia.
Grassland in the Balkan Peninsular and Krym[
An easily grown plant, it prefers a sunny position in a rich well-drained soil.
Seed - cooked[
]. It is usually ground into a flour and used as a cereal.
The straw has many uses, as a biomass for fuel etc, for thatching, as a mulch in the garden etc[
A fibre obtained from the stems is used for making paper[
]. The stems are harvested in late summer after the seed has been harvested, they are cut into usable pieces and soaked in clear water for 24 hours. They are then cooked for 2 hours in lye or soda ash and then beaten in a ball mill for 1½ hours in a ball mill. The fibres make a green-tan paper[
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a few days[