Good rotation crop with corn and beans.Breaks the weed cycle in row crops. It provides quick fall growth to prevent erosion and will out-yield winter wheat and oats on most soil types. Spelt can also be seeded on ground too wet for spring oats, as it tolerates these conditions better. As Spelt is not a heavy user of soil nutrients, it will grow on less fertile soil, an advantage to the organic grower. Spelt (triticum spelta), a relative of wheat (triticum sativum), has been grown in Europe for over 300 years. Due to Spelt's genetic make-up, most wheat sensitive or allergic people can eat Spelt products. Grows about 2-4 ft. tall. Sow 3-4 lbs. per 1,000-sq. ft.