Triticum aestivum

Triticum aestivum

Wheat

Previous scientific name(s): Triticum hybernum, Triticum macha, Tritcum sativum, Triticum sphaerococcum, Triticum vulgare

Cool season, drought tolerant, tufted annual grass adapted to most soils and sites throughout the USA. Moderatley competitive, to establishing annuals. Moderately palatable. Both spring and winter varieties available. The most widely cultivated grass in the temperate zone with over 100 varieties available.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
60 
- 100 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
52.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
14,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes