Wheat ( Triticum ssp. )
Height : 40cm to 111cm included
Origin : Southwest Asia
Environment : open fields, in full sunlight
Climate : warm, temperate
Wheat is cultivated worldwide and ranks as the second largest cereal crop behind Corn. From it's flour, bread, pasta, cakes and cookies are made all over the world. The plant is also used for fermentation, to make beer, alcohol, vodka. The cultivation of Wheat dates back to the Neolithic period! Today, the production of wheat is insufficient to cover the needs of mankind. 2006 was the first year when the demand of wheat was higher than the offer, and the gap between need and production will keep widening.