Egyptian Wheat Seed - 10 lb. Bag


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Egyptian Wheat Seed - Egyptian Wheat is a tall growing (10 ft.) member of the sorghum family that is well adapted to the Southeast. Egyptian Wheat bears loose seed heads containing an abundance of seed used for cover crops, wildlife and soil building.  Egyptian Wheat is well suited for game birds, especially quail. Egyptian Wheat provides great cover for quail and other game birds while also dropping seed over 180 - 200 days.  Seed will mature approximately 110 days after emergence. Egyptian wheat also makes excellent cover for quail.

Planting Date: April - June
Rate: 30-50 lbs. per acre or 1/4 lb. per 1000 sq.ft.
Depth: 1/2"
Planting Time: Spring - Summer (after last chance of frost)
Best for: Turkey, Duck, Dove, Pheasant and Quail

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More information on Egyptian Wheat
Egyptian Wheat is a commonly known as shallu or chicken corn.  Egyptian Wheat has a misleading name (wheat) but it is actually a member of the Sorghum family.  Egyptian Wheat is a tall growing species (10 ft) of sorghum that matures in approximately 110 days. The best time for planting is after the last chance of frost in the spring for summer food plots.  Egyptian Wheat is especially preferred in plots for game birds due to it high protein seed production.  Egyptian wheat also provides excellent cover for quail and other game birds.

Dove Fields:
Egyptian Wheat should be planted earlier than other millet species (110 - 150 days) to allow for full maturity PRIOR to opening weekend of Dove season.

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Dade City, FL 33523
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