Avena nuda (100 days) Will Bonsall calls this the best of the naked oats, the one to grow to eat. It is probably the earliest as well as the highest yielding with the largest seed. This high-protein grain with pleasing flavor is easier to thresh than most other oats, though it still has a small hull that must be removed. A good variety to re-introduce growing grain on home ground. About 35 seeds/g. ①
4309 Terra Hulless Oats - Organic
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The selections here are rare heirloom varieties especially chosen for small- or homestead-scale production. Revived interest in food security and sovereignty inspires us to seek edible and heirloom grains. Most of them are also decorative in both form and color, making great accents to bouquets and wreaths. In the early 1800s Maine was the breadbasket of the U.S. Wheat and rice do not demand huge space and can be threshed with a little ingenuity. With good fertility, proper spacing and reasonable diligence, it is quite possible to harvest 10 lb of heirloom wheat from 100 plants in a 10x10' plot. A 100' row of rice can yield 6–10 lb.
Larger-scale growers and farmers, those seeking larger quantities of more mainstream varieties, or those looking for cover crops should check out the Organic Growers Supply list of Farm Seed.
For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.