If you’re looking to grow wheat in containers for decorative purposes, consider this stunning wheat variety. A Dutch heirloom from Utrecht, Netherlands, it produces blue seed heads with black awns that bow gracefully when ready to harvest. Often referred to as “too pretty to eat,” this variety is edible, but tough to thresh.
- Sow in April for fall harvest
- Open pollinated
- Grows to 3 to 5 feet
- Perfect for growing in containers
- Edible, but hard to thresh
- Works best as an ornamental or grown for weaving
Have you grown Utrecht Blue? Please tell us your favorite thing about it and your experiences growing this unusual variety.