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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. 

Product Information

  • Application or Use: Pasture, Food Plot, Cover Crop, Soil Amendment
  • Germination Time: 7 - 14 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet 
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Advantages: Provides cover for game birds, deer, turkey, and other wildlife.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.

 

Product Details

  • Well suited for game birds
  • Provides great cover for quail and other game birds
  • Will mature approximately 110 days after emergence
  • Preferred in plots for game birds
  • High protein seed production


Product Information

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.

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 its high protein seed production.  Egyptian wheat also provides excellent cover for quail and other game birds.

The placement of Egyptian Wheat can have a huge strategic impact on your plot. Many hunters like to create smaller, "micro" plots, using Egyptian Wheat. The very tall Egyptian Wheat (more than 10 feet) can be used to create "walls" for a smaller section of food plot, where the deer feel more comfortable. This is the best area in your food plot to set up a blind, enclosure or hunting stand.

*Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured. 

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Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
25 lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
30 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer
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Egyptian Wheat Seed will thrive in any one of the three climate zones, and should be planted during either the Spring or the Summer. Spread Egyptian Wheat seed at a rate of 30 to 50 lbs. per acre, and fertilize with a high-nitrogen blend of fertilizer. Cover seed at a depth of half-an-inch. Egyptian should reach its peak maturity after 110 days, and will continue to drop seed until between 180 and 200 days.

The seed heads will shatter naturally when they reach maturity, however for best results, hunters interested in attracting turkey, wild quail and doves should use a mechanical means to knock down at least some of the plants. Deer aren't the only mammals that enjoy the taste of Egyptian Wheat; squirrels are known to climb up the tall-growing stalks and getting to the seeds before anybody else.

Many food plot planters have had success when combining both Egyptian Wheat seed and Cowpea seed to create a plot that attracts all manners of mammals and game fowl. The Egyptian Wheat provides all of its usual benefits, such as providing cover for deer and an excellent source of forage for turkey, doves, and quail, but its strong stalks provide a base that the Cowpeas can use to gain elevation off the ground. The Cowpeas will provide further forage for the deer to feed on during the Summer months. This combination will provide a nearly year-round blend of forages for deer, squirrel and most desired bird species.

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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.

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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.  Product Information...
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.  Product Information Application or Use: Pasture, Food Plot, Cover Crop, Soil Amendment Germination Time: 7 - 14 days, under optimal conditions Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season Height: 8 - 10 feet  Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results Advantages: Provides cover for game birds, deer, turkey, and other wildlife. When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.   Product Details Well suited for game birds Provides great cover for quail and other game birds Will mature approximately 110 days after emergence Preferred in plots for game birds High protein seed production Product Information 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. 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 its high protein seed production.  Egyptian wheat also provides excellent cover for quail and other game birds. The placement of Egyptian Wheat can have a huge strategic impact on your plot. Many hunters like to create smaller, "micro" plots, using Egyptian Wheat. The very tall Egyptian Wheat (more than 10 feet) can be used to create "walls" for a smaller section of food plot, where the deer feel more comfortable. This is the best area in your food plot to set up a blind, enclosure or hunting stand. *Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured. 
Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
25 lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
30 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

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Egyptian Wheat Seed will thrive in any one of the three climate zones, and should be planted during either the Spring or the Summer. Spread Egyptian Wheat seed at a rate of 30 to 50 lbs. per acre, and fertilize with...
Egyptian Wheat Seed will thrive in any one of the three climate zones, and should be planted during either the Spring or the Summer. Spread Egyptian Wheat seed at a rate of 30 to 50 lbs. per acre, and fertilize with a high-nitrogen blend of fertilizer. Cover seed at a depth of half-an-inch. Egyptian should reach its peak maturity after 110 days, and will continue to drop seed until between 180 and 200 days. The seed heads will shatter naturally when they reach maturity, however for best results, hunters interested in attracting turkey, wild quail and doves should use a mechanical means to knock down at least some of the plants. Deer aren't the only mammals that enjoy the taste of Egyptian Wheat; squirrels are known to climb up the tall-growing stalks and getting to the seeds before anybody else. Many food plot planters have had success when combining both Egyptian Wheat seed and Cowpea seed to create a plot that attracts all manners of mammals and game fowl. The Egyptian Wheat provides all of its usual benefits, such as providing cover for deer and an excellent source of forage for turkey, doves, and quail, but its strong stalks provide a base that the Cowpeas can use to gain elevation off the ground. The Cowpeas will provide further forage for the deer to feed on during the Summer months. This combination will provide a nearly year-round blend of forages for deer, squirrel and most desired bird species.
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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.

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Egyptian Wheat Seed Description

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. 

Product Information

  • Application or Use: Pasture, Food Plot, Cover Crop, Soil Amendment
  • Germination Time: 7 - 14 days, under optimal conditions
  • Growing Locations: Warm Season, Transition Zone, Cool Season
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet 
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8+ hours, full sun for best results
  • Advantages: Provides cover for game birds, deer, turkey, and other wildlife.
  • When to Plant: Recommended planting time is spring and summer when night time temperatures are consistently 65+ degrees.

 

Product Details

  • Well suited for game birds
  • Provides great cover for quail and other game birds
  • Will mature approximately 110 days after emergence
  • Preferred in plots for game birds
  • High protein seed production


Product Information

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.

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 its high protein seed production.  Egyptian wheat also provides excellent cover for quail and other game birds.

The placement of Egyptian Wheat can have a huge strategic impact on your plot. Many hunters like to create smaller, "micro" plots, using Egyptian Wheat. The very tall Egyptian Wheat (more than 10 feet) can be used to create "walls" for a smaller section of food plot, where the deer feel more comfortable. This is the best area in your food plot to set up a blind, enclosure or hunting stand.

*Product packaging may appear different than what is pictured. 

Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
25 lbs per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
30 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring & Summer

Egyptian Wheat Seed will thrive in any one of the three climate zones, and should be planted during either the Spring or the Summer. Spread Egyptian Wheat seed at a rate of 30 to 50 lbs. per acre, and fertilize with a high-nitrogen blend of fertilizer. Cover seed at a depth of half-an-inch. Egyptian should reach its peak maturity after 110 days, and will continue to drop seed until between 180 and 200 days.

The seed heads will shatter naturally when they reach maturity, however for best results, hunters interested in attracting turkey, wild quail and doves should use a mechanical means to knock down at least some of the plants. Deer aren't the only mammals that enjoy the taste of Egyptian Wheat; squirrels are known to climb up the tall-growing stalks and getting to the seeds before anybody else.

Many food plot planters have had success when combining both Egyptian Wheat seed and Cowpea seed to create a plot that attracts all manners of mammals and game fowl. The Egyptian Wheat provides all of its usual benefits, such as providing cover for deer and an excellent source of forage for turkey, doves, and quail, but its strong stalks provide a base that the Cowpeas can use to gain elevation off the ground. The Cowpeas will provide further forage for the deer to feed on during the Summer months. This combination will provide a nearly year-round blend of forages for deer, squirrel and most desired bird species.

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08/06/2021
Ernie F.
United States United States

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Excellent customer service!

08/20/2021

Hancock Seed

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08/04/2021
Roy S.
United States United States

Very happy

Looks like I got a 100% germination, very easy to plant.

08/19/2021

Hancock Seed

Just what we love to hear! Awesome germination and a happy customer. Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed!

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07/16/2021
christopher S.
United States United States

Egyptian wheat

Good stand . Wish there was a good grass herbicide to apply postemergence

08/05/2021

Hancock Seed

Glad to hear that you are having good results with the egyptian wheat seed. We do not specialize in herbicides so can't really recommend anything. Maybe try an herbicide company they may be able to help. Thank you for your review!

AS
07/15/2021
Arthur S.
United States United States

Just planted it July 15

So far it looks good

08/05/2021

Hancock Seed

Excellent! Glad you are seeing good germination, we are sure you will continue to have great results! Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed!

SH
07/11/2021
Scott H.
United States United States

8-12’ tall

Great showing for central TX. This is the second year I’ve planted and it continues to impress. I will continue to use as a plot screen and as a buffer for nosey neighbors.

07/31/2021

Hancock Seed

Happy to hear that you are having great success with the Egyptian wheat seed and that it is growing nice and tall. It is a great screen for food plots as well as privacy. Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed

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