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Common wheat

Triticum aestivum

'Common wheat' is a plant in the Triticum genus with a scientific name of Triticum aestivum.

Works well for aquaponic growing.

It is an edible cereal / grass that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally grows with a clump-forming habit.

Common wheat needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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How to grow Common wheat

Ideally plant in sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.0 as Common wheat likes to be in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil. Keep in mind when planting that Common wheat is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Common wheat to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Common wheat from seed

Transplanting Common wheat

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Common wheat is a hardy plant.

Common Common wheat problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Common wheat plants:

Other names for Common wheat


Triticum aestivum L.

Common wheat care instructions

How long does Common wheat take to grow?

These estimates for how long Common wheat takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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