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Renee's Garden Poppy, Hungarian Breadseed

Brand: Renee's Garden    Item Number: SNV4028

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Baking with poppy seeds is a centuries old tradition, and easy to grow, cold-tolerant poppies are a joy in the spring garden. This large podded Eastern European heirloom strain has luminous, ethereal white or pale lavender petals with contrasting dark center blotches and blue-green toothed leaves. The eye-catching flowers are followed by urn-shaped decorative pods full of tasty seeds delicious for cooking and baking. Homegrown poppy seed is wonderfully fresh, sweet and nutty tasting&emdash;you'll love it! Approximately 1,000 seeds per pack.

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Good for Drying
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Suited to Cold Climates
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring, Fall, Winter Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-75°:F Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Seed Growth Habit Bush
Starting Location Direct Sow Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Light
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring, Fall, Winter
Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-75°:F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Seed
Growth Habit Bush
Starting Location Direct Sow
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Planting: Plant poppies in late fall or very early spring directly into the garden. In cold climates, seeds will overwinter and germinate when soil thaws. Blossoms and pods are largest when plants grow in cool weather; seedlings are very cold hard. In a well-worked, finely textured seedbed in full sun, sprinkle seeds as thinly as possible or sow in rows 8 - 10" apart. Mixing dry sand with the seeds will help space them. Rake in gently or lightly cover seeds 1/4" deep and keep seedbed moist until seedlings emerge in 7 - 14 days. If seedlings come up too thick, thin poppies early, but delay final thinning to 6 - 8" apart until weather has settled in spring.

Growing: Flowers will bloom in spring and early summer, then drop their petals and form fat seed capsule pods. When pods get brown and hard, cut and store them in open paper bags. When completely dry, crack pods open to remove seeds. Store harvested poppy seed in the freezer to keep it fresh and pest free.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

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