Herb: Triticale

Latin name: Triticosecale spp

Synonyms: 0

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Edible parts of Triticale:

Seed - ground and used as a flour. Lower in gluten than wheat, so it is often mixed with that cereal if used in bread making. It has a higher amino acid and protein content than wheat. The seed can also be sprouted and added to salads. Yields can be very high, with harvests of more than 10 tonnes per hectare being achieved.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Propagation of Triticale:

Seed - sow March or October in situ, only just covering the seed. Germination should take place within a few days.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of Triticale:

None known

Known hazards of Triticosecale spp:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.