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Organic Spring Triticale 'Milewo'

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Organic Spring Triticale 'Milewo'
€1.60

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Triticale is a cross between wheat and rye. Can be used as a greenmanure or wild bird cover for the GLAS scheme. Ring for bulk orders. More details below.


Sow Months: March/April or from November if Autumn sowing
Field Rate: 130-170kg/ha

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Organic Triticale Seed

Triticale is a close relative of wheat. When durum wheat is pollinated with rye pollen, the cross is used in a breeding program to produce these stable, self-replicating varieties. As a rule, triticale combines the yield potential and grain quality of wheat with the disease and environmental tolerance (including soil conditions) of rye. Only recently has it been developed into a commercially viable crop. Depending on the cultivar, triticale can more or less resemble either of its parents. It is grown mostly for forage or fodder. Triticale can be used as a greenmanure/covercrop on its own or mixed with Vetch or Crimson Clover. It is also commonly used for bird cover.

Triticale yield, stress tolerance, and disease resistance (except ergot) are typically greater than wheat. In general, triticale has superior drought resistance compared to barley, wheat, and oats.

Variety ' Milewo' Characteristics

  • High yielding Summer Triticale that is also suited to Autumn sowing.
  • Fast growing and early ripening with big grain.
  • High resistance to Mildew, Septoria and Rust.
  • Medium/long straw length not prone to lodging.
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