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Secale strictum kuprijanovii - Grossh.                
                 
Common Name
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountain meadows[74].
Range W. Asia - Caucasia.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Secale strictum kuprijanovii is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3 and is not frost tender. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
S. kuprijanovii. Grossheim.
Secale strictum kuprijanovii


Secale strictum kuprijanovii
   
Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - used as a whole grain or ground into a flour and used for making bread etc[46, 177, 183]. Somewhat smaller than the seed of S. cereale but produced abundantly. It is relatively difficult to extract the seed from the glumes by hand[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
Succeeds in most soils but prefers a well-drained light soil in a sunny position[1]. One report says that it requires protection from severe frosts[1], though our experience is that it is hardy in most parts of the country[K]. Occasionally cultivated for its edible seed[61], it is possibly a parent of the cultivated Rye, S. cereale[57]. This species has an excellent potential as a perennial cereal crop in temperate zones. Although the seed is somewhat smaller than the cultivated annual rye, it is produced abundantly, especially from the second year onwards. The plant tillers well, especially in its second and subsequent years, and the ears in selected varieties can be 25cm long[K]. This subspecies is reliably perennial[46].
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - sow March or October in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. If the seed is in short supply, it can be grown in pots in the greenhouse or cold frame in early spring. Only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
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Author                                         
Grossh.
                                                                                 
Botanical References                                         
74
                                                                                 
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