Poppy, Hungarian Blue Breadseed (Organic)

Papaver somniferum.

Blue breadseed type. The light blue seeds of this variety have a delicious nutty flavor. With stunning dark purple petals, Hungarian Blue Breadseed poppy also makes a beautiful ornamental, especially when a patch or field is flowering all together. This Hungarian heritage variety is super easy to grow and a highly nutritious staple food. We are not the only ones who find the flowers captivating – bees, especially bumble bees, go nuts over them. The pods do not shatter like most poppies, making it very easy to hand harvest seeds. Dried pods are also very nice in floral arrangements.

1/2 g ≈ 500 seeds

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2 g ≈ 2,000 seeds

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1/4 oz

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1 oz

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Geographical Origin

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.

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