Elka, ekofrö

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is originally from the central parts of Slovakia where it has been grown for the sake of the oil-rich seeds mostly. This plant can grow over 1 meter tall and the single flower is white with violet bottom. Its seed pod is unusually big and yields heaps of seeds for bread baking or drying as decoration. One portion contains about 300 seeds.

Edible seeds?
Elka has edible seeds.

Seeds from the species Papaver somniferum are edible and can be used in cooking and baking. Several other species have poisonous seeds and should not be eaten. Therefore, only use seeds if you’re certain that they come from Papaver somniferum.


 

Product number:730
Latin name:Papaver somniferum
Botanic family:The Poppy Family - Papaveraceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Height:100 cm.
Edible seeds:Yes
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow the annuals shallowly directly in the ground in April-May. Thin out early.

Spacing

Keep 10-15 cm between plants.

Harvest

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Seed

5000-9000/g.
One portion contains about 300 seeds.