Scientific Name: Triticum
Description: Wheat is the second most consumed cereal in the world. This grain can be used in food and feed. It has been cultivated for at least six thousand years.
- Improves body metabolism,
- Helps control cholesterol,
- Has antioxidant action,
- Helps keep the heart healthy.
Planting Tips: It is recommended to promote soil clearance by removing debris from other plants.
Soil: The soil should be fertile, deep, well drained and the pH should be between 6 and 7.5.
Exposure: Direct sunlight.
Irrigation: Wheat is a cereal that does not require much water.
Harvesting: Wheat can be harvested about 110 to 120 days after planting. When the plant is yellowish in colour, the ear begins to bend and the grains become hard and resistant, the wheat should be harvested. This may vary due to growing conditions.
Life cycle: Annual.