As today we are celebrating Wheat Day, Ocrim World will bring a series with 4 chapters, about wheat and its curiosities. Come with us and discover the secrets of this grain that is part of our lives.
Did you know that the wheat plant can reach 0.5 to 1.5m in height? And it has hair-shaped roots, hollow and straight stem (culm), 6 to 9 narrow and long leaves, flowers in groups of 3 to 5 form spikelets that are grouped in number from 15 to 20, forming spikes. The fruit of the wheat is a caryopsis, dry, small, called a grain, it concludes its development in 30 days after flower fertilization. After 110 to 120 days of being planted, harvesting can take place, once the entire plant has a yellowish color typical of straw, the ear begins to bend and the grains become hard and resistant to the nail, the wheat must be harvested. Manual harvesting should be done in small strips by cutting the plant at its base with a cleaver or knife.