Emmer wheat is an ancient grain. Thought to have been grown in Mesopotamia 5,000 years ago, it is said to have been brought to Italy from Egypt by Julius Caesar. It is moderately disease resistant and can perform as well as modern wheats in times of drought or low fertility. The real appeal of this wheat is for those with mild gluten intolerance. It has a different ratio of peptides in the gluten , which can be more digestable than modern wheats.
This wheat is harder to process than modern wheats. The hull doesn't thresh free without more intensive processing.
Minimum of 500 seeds per packet.