The adaptation of 7 T. spelta cultivars to the Danish climate was investigated and compared with a well-adapted winter wheat cultivar in field trials in 1994/95 and 1995/96 at Roskilde and Ronhave. The yield of all T. spelta cultivars was lower than that of the wheat cultivar, while 1000-seed weight, protein and ash content were higher in the T. spelta cultivars than in the wheat cultivar. Remote sensing studies at Roskilde in 1996 showed that in 2 of the T. spelta cultivars biomass production occurred earlier and was higher than in the other T. spelta cultivars and the wheat cultivar. Early harvest for green grain resulted in a decreased 1000-seed weight, and a high seed protein and ash content.
Proceedings of Working Group Meeting Crop Development for the Cool and Wet Regions of Europe. Spelt and Quinoa, 1997, p. 33-40
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Working group meeting Crop development for the Cool and Wet Regions of Europe. Spelt and Quinoa, 1997