Weetabix Wheat Cycle
Growing wheat requires commitment, attention to detail and patience!
In fact, it takes a whole year to cultivate the delicious grains that go into every box here at Weetabix. From planting a wheat seed to seeing green ears spouting, all the way through to harvesting our golden goodness, it’s a process of passion and persistence. A job our local, British farmers take on with pride.
Wheat seeds are planted into the ground in autumn and start to grow their roots and they emerge out of the ground using moisture to help them grow.
Winter Growing Stronger
The seedling plant starts to grow stronger, all the energy for the plant has come from the seed up to now, this is when the plant can start making its own energy and really have a growth spurt.
SPRING Full plant develops
The wheat plant spends all spring growing bigger leaves and roots ready to grow the most grains it can. The ears (the name for the part of the plant that produces the grain) form in June. They will still be green at this stage.
Summer Turning golden & harvest
The wheat plant turns yellow and the grains swell up with all the goodness from the soil until they are ready to harvest! Then combines roll across our local fields harvesting our Weetabix Wheat ready for our boxes! The grain is stored in grainstores on the farm until it is ready to be transported straight to our mills and is ready to be turned into the Weetabix we all know and love.