Poppy, Elka White (Organic)

Papaver somniferum.

Easy to grow white breadseed type. Elka White Poppy produces nice ornamental white and subtle pink-white flowers with purple smudges in the center. Yields massive quantities of sweet, nutty flavored white seeds that make an excellent paste/ meal when ground into nut butter. Giant seed pods (11⁄2″ x 2″) are sealed and do not shatter. A great choice for garden scale, non-cereal grain production. Originally from Chrenovec-Brusno, Slovakia.


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SKU: GRAI-POPP-ELKAWH Categories: , , , Tag:
Geographical Origin

Direct sow no more than 1/8” deep in late fall to overwinter plants for early blooms, or early spring. Thin plants to 8-12.” A cool soil germinating species.

Germination: 10-20 days at 50°-70°F

Harvest and Seed Saving

Collect seeds for grain or seed saving from pods that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, sift and winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur. Isolate from other varieties of the same species by ¼ mile.

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