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Triticum durum/Durum Wheat, Wheat, Macaroni Wheat

Triticum durum / Triticum durum
A demonstration planting of this wheat is growing in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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A demonstration planting of this wheat is growing in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Stage just prior to maturity

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Scientific Name: Triticum durum
Common Name: Durum Wheat, Wheat, Macaroni Wheat
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a wheat of considerable commercial importance that is widely cultivated today especially in Europe. Reported to be high in protein and gluten content.