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Breadseed Poppy - Papaver Somniferum - Edible & Beautiful

Breadseed Poppy - Papaver Somniferum - Edible & Beautiful

Quantity: 100+ Seeds


Breadseed Poppy is a member of the Papaveraceae family. It's a robust annual plant that can be grown almost anywhere. It thrives in many soil types, but prefers to receive a good amount of sunshine and moisture. Poppy seeds are extensively used in European baking, as the flavour they impart is deep, rich, and soothing flavour. The seeds are quite nutritious, and contain calcium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and iron. The flowers are also a great source of nectar, so they attract bees and other pollinators alike. Planting Poppies anywhere near the garden will increase pollination of crops and other plants in the area due to the increase of pollinators they attract.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    It's best to start Poppy seeds in late winter or early spring; we start them in early May, here at the farm. It's good to sow them directly in the ground. The soil should be moist, but not soggy. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil. Seeds can take between 2-3 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Harvest seed pods after they've naturally opened at the top.

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