Poppy, Elka White (Organic)
White breadseed type. Easy to grow, pale pink-white flowers with purple smudges in the center. Produces 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.
Direct sow no more than 1/8” deep in late fall to overwinter plants for early blooms, or very early spring. Thin plants to 4-6”. Prefers 50-70°F soil temperature for germination in 10-20 days.
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.