Sleet Wheat

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Sleet Wheat
Sleet Wheat.png
Sleet Wheat produces Sleet Wheat Grain, a chilly grain that can be processed into food.
Seed
Sleet Wheat Grain.png Sleet Wheat Grain
Seed Chance
0%
Produces
18 Sleet Wheat Grain.png Sleet Wheat Grain
Growth Speed
18/72 cycles
-55 ↔ 5 °C
Atmospheric
Pressure
150 grams ↔
↔ 10,000 grams
Atmosphere
Elements
Irrigation
Water 20 kg/cycle
Fertilizer
Dirt 5 kg/cycle
Plant Height
1 tiles
15 (Radius: 2 tiles)
Can be planted in:

Planter Box Farm TileHydroponic Farm

The Sleet Wheat is a cold dwelling plant found in the Frozen Biome; it produces Sleet Wheat Grain. Sleet Wheat Grain is both a food item and the seed for planting more Sleet Wheat. Sleet Wheat is very slow to mature, at 18 cycles, and combined with the temperature requirements, the colony needs to have a well established infrastructure before it can be effectively farmed.

Sleet Wheat Grain is needed to make Frost Buns (and thus Frost Burgers), Pepper Bread, and Berry Sludge.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The plant is notable for its unusual seed mechanics: Sleet Wheat Grain is both the product and the seed. It can be processed into Frost Bun at an Electric Grill, Pepper Bread at a Gas Range, or Berry Sludge at a Microbe Musher.

Single harvest provides 18 Sleet Wheat Grains.

Growth[edit | edit source]

An immature Sleet Wheat Plant, with Sleet Wheat Grain (its product and seed) next to it.

A Sleet Wheat requires temperature range of -55 - 5 °C, and air pressure of 150 g - 10 kg. It requires atmosphere of Oxygen, Polluted Oxygen or Carbon Dioxide.

Wild[edit | edit source]

A wild Sleet Wheat takes 72 cycles to grow.

Domestic[edit | edit source]

It can be planted in a Planter Box, a Farm Tile or a Hydroponic Farm.

It requires 5 kg/cycle Dirt and 20 kg/cycle Water.

A domestic Sleet Wheat takes 18 cycles to grow.

Decor[edit | edit source]

A Sleet Wheat has a decor value of 15 with 2 tiles radius.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If you intend to feed your Duplicants Berry Sludge, you will need 1.25 Sleet Wheat and 1.5 Bristle Blossom per Duplicant. (e.g. 10 Duplicants need 13 Sleet Wheat and 15 Bristle Blossom)
  • If you intend to feed your Duplicants Pepper Bread, you will need 2.5 Sleet Wheat and .5 Pincha Pepperplant per Duplicant.
  • For beginners, it is recommended to plant Sleet Wheat in Planter Boxes or Farm Tiles rather than Hydroponic Farms as the pumped water can turn into ice and damage pipes if below -0.6 °C or warm up the farm above growth threshold. Whilst hydroponic farms require less maintenance, players should first practice how to cool water to a specific temperature to prevent pipe breakages (e.g. thermal sensors deactivating Wheezewort built on doors).
  • When Hydroponic Farms are used, the water already stored inside them does not matter, since in does not participate in heat transfer there, only idle water sitting in the pipes contributes to the temperature swings.
    • Thus, the Water supply may well be at room temperature or even warm, as long as the piping is insulated sufficiently to prevent heat-exchange.
    • Liquid Valves, when set slightly below Sleet Wheat's consumption rate, can be used to minimize the amount of water idly sitting in the pipes. Each 3 Sleet Wheat tiles require 100 grams of water per second. (Care should be taken with this setup to maintain the growth rate and evenly distribute water without stumbling over internal buffers.)
    • If warm water is used for irrigation the air surrounding the Sleet Wheat needs to be constantly cooled. This can be achieved using Wheezewort.
  • Overall, the Sleet Wheat Farm should be either well insulated using Insulated Tiles or placed in a Frozen Biome.

See also[edit | edit source]