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Teff, A. L. White (Organic)

Eragrostis tef.

An early maturing white seeded teff that consistently performs well in conditions varying from the short cool summer of 2010 to the long hot summer of 2015. White teff is usually too late maturing to be grown here, luckily A.L. White teff is different. Each plant produces many beautiful wispy tillers, like an ornamental grass, making teff an attractive choice for many reasons. White teff is also the preferred type for injera, a traditional soured flat bread important to Ethiopian cuisine.

1/2 g ≈ 500 seeds

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2 g

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1 oz

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1/4 lb

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Direct sow in weed-free, well -prepared soil in spring, during a warm, dry spell if possible. May also be direct-seeded. Teff is adapted to many sowing rates. We recommend planting in bunches of 6 – 10 plants spaced one foot apart on center, for ease of cultivation and harvest. Teff is not frost tolerant and likes heat. Fertility and irrigation needs are modest, supply some irrigation in early summer.

Harvest and Seed Saving

Harvest for grain or seed saving when seeds are dry and rub easily from the seedhead. Dance, rub, or flail seeds from seedheads. Screen, then winnow to clean in front of a fan or steady breeze. Isolation distance is unnecessary for this self-pollinating grain. Save seed without worries of cross-pollination.

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    What’s the days to maturity? Thanks

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    • Andrew Still

      Shop Manager Andrew Still

      Hello Rick, We have never counted the days to maturity for this variety, however it is earlier to mature than 3 other white teff varieties we have trialed. Grain maturity can vary a lot with the growing conditions, so comparing it to other similar varieties is often most useful. If you have grown other brown seeded teff, I would compare it to those in days to maturity. We sow teff in may and harvest in September. It likes hot weather and lots of irrigation. Hope this helps.

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