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Triticum aestivum compactum - (Host.)Mackey.

Common Name Club Wheat
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in a truly wild situation[50].
Range The origin is uncertain.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Triticum aestivum compactum Club Wheat


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Triticum aestivum compactum Club Wheat

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Triticum aestivum compactum is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked[46, 57, 105]. It is usually ground into a flour and used as a cereal. Used in making bread, starchy breakfast foods, crackers etc[183], though the seed is low in gluten and so any bread will not rise that well[61, 171].

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Biomass  Mulch  Paper  Starch  Thatching

The straw has many uses, as a biomass for fuel etc, for thatching, as a mulch in the garden etc[141]. A fibre obtained from the stems is used for making paper[189]. 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[189]. The starch from the seed is used for laundering, sizing textiles etc[46, 61]. It can also be converted to alcohol for use as a fuel.

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, it prefers a sunny position in a rich well-drained soil. Succeeds in poor soils[171]. One of the more modern species of wheat, probably developed around 8,000 years ago as a result of a cross between T. dicoccum and Aegilops squarrosa. It is still cultivated for its edible seed in S. Europe, S.W. Asia and also in S. America[50, 57, 183]. This is a low-growing species with strong stiff straw[171]. There is at least one named variety - 'Pima' is a beardless soft white wheat with an unusually compact head. It is excellent for flour tortillas[183]. A hexaploid species[142].

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Propagation

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a few days[K].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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