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Sepp Holzer’s Rye

Sepp Holzerā€™s Rye is an annual rye cultivar that Sepp Holzer uses extensively on his permaculture farm at a high elevation in Austria. It is sometimes called a perennial but only because it is allowed to self-seed. We seeded it in the spring and it only made a large rosette of leaves (grass) the first year, but it rapidly produced seed the second year. It can also be spring seeded and mowed or grazed, or fall seeded. The plants are tall and slender with slim bearded heads. The seed is quite dark.

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