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Planted at Mount Vernon


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    This common cereal grain is used in distilling, as animal fodder, for cooking, and is also used as a cover crop.

    Latin Name

    Secale cereale


    Family

    Poaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Crop

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Colors


    Native Range

    Turkey


    History

    George Washington was producing rye at most of his farms.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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