Scientific Name: Secale Cereale
Description: The origin of rye is not very clear, but probably came from Turkey and surrounding areas. It is currently grown in all temperate regions of the world. This cereal is among the 10 most cultivated in the world.
- Facilitates digestion,
- Protect the heart,
- Helps control blood pressure,
- It is a source of antioxidants.
Planting Tips: May be grown in the fall or spring, but is most productive when planted in the winter.
Soil: Rye cultivation can occur in slightly acidic, sandy and stony soils. For better development, the pH should be between 6 and 6.5.
Exposure / Temperature: Adapted to low and freezing temperatures. The rye needs high brightness.
Irrigation: Rye should be cultivated on soggy soils.
Harvesting: Harvesting takes place 45 days after seed germination.
Life cycle: Annual.