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How Wheat Grows: From Spring to Harvest

2nd Week of May

The wheat is “headed out” – meaning that the head of wheat is clearly visible and may be taller than the tip of the last leaf on the stalk.

The “beards” (attached to the casing holding each seed in the head of wheat) trap pollen and pollinate the seeds. The wind and insects spread the pollen from stalk to stalk and plant to plant. After pollination, the seeds of wheat become larger and develop the stored energy to be capable of producing new plants and starting the cycle all over again.