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Joan Gregorwich
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002
14:01:40
Subject: Harvesting/drying bearded wheat
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My husband and I own a farm in Alberta, Canada. We planted a nice size plot of black bearded wheat in the spring. Now that it's maturing, we wonder when to harvest (wait until all brown, or can/should it be somewhat green) and is drying necessary...if so for how long?


dscott
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Monday, September 16, 2002
20:06:20
RE: Harvesting/drying bearded wheat
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Most people prefer the black bearded wheat to be fully tan (no green). This is also nice in that you will obtain the darkest awns by waiting for the stalks to bleach out. Do not wait too long thought, you do not want the seed heads to pop open.

Yes, it needs to be dried. We hang ours in our barns but you could lay it down just make sure it gets lots of air (i.e. do not stack it). It can take awhile for it to dry, really depends on you drying facility and the weather. Air movement is critical, if you have it in a warm area with not a lot of air circulation the wheat will rot and alter the 'clean' appearance. Hanging it aids in the drying obviously by allowing as much air around the bunch as possible.

Good luck,

D. Scott Demmin



Lee Wutch
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Thursday, February 13, 2003
15:17:02
RE: Harvesting/drying bearded wheat
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I am looking for a source for this wheat. I live in Southern Alberta. Could you contact me at wutch@telusplanet.net? Thanks.


FlowerMan
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Friday, February 14, 2003
15:35:04
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When you say you are looking for a source, do you mean the dried floral or seed?


Lee Wutch
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003
01:24:30
RE: Harvesting/drying bearded wheat
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Sorry, I mean the seed. Thanks.


FlowerMan
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Thursday, February 20, 2003
19:16:18
RE: Harvesting/drying bearded wheat
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Try Johnny's Selected Seeds; Albion, Maine
ph. 207.437.4395


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