Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed , a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food. Botanically, the wheat kernel is a type of fruit called a caryopsis. Wheat is grown on more land area than any other food crop Wheat is an important source of carbohydrates.
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Wheat is an annual cereal grass genus Triticum that achieves a height of 2 to 3 feet and is then harvested and milled. It is grown in 42 U. The kernel is the seed of the wheat plant and is housed in the head or spike, when speaking of an immature plant. The kernel, or wheatberry, is composed of three parts: the endosperm soluble fiber , the bran insoluble fiber and the germ the sprouting section of the seed.
Wheat Breeding pp Cite as. A casual observer of the progress of the development of a wheat plant sees first the coleoptile appear above the soil surface, then the emergence of leaves and tillers, stem elongation and, relatively late in the life cycle, emergence of the ear, followed by anthesis and grain growth and maturation. The characteristic developmental patterns of the plant conceal much of leaf and ear development, the structures of which are quite mature by the time they emerge.
I hope you all have been enjoying the Crop of the Month posts, starting with wheat! As we are coming to a close on our wheat portion of this series, I wanted to share with you about the growing stages of wheat. Sort of the life cycle that wheat goes through on our farm. We choose to keep wheat in our crop rotation because it is a great short season grass.