DESCRIPTION :Most oats are fed to livestock or made into cereal because the grains are hard to hull without damage. This variety shed its hull much more easily so it can be used for food without expensive threshing equipment. Softer than other grains, so use care in handling. Medium height variety for early spring planting and late summer harvest. Umbrella-like grain heads and lots of straw for compost. Sheds rain well.
BOTANICAL NAME : Avena nuda
DAYS TO MATURITY : 91-119 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 750, plants 90 square feet
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Early spring, winter in mild winter areas
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Broadcast into tilled or finely-raked soil before fall rains in mild climates or 10 days before last frost in spring in cooler climates. Plants will survive the winter and produce grain if the winter temperatures don't stay below 20 degrees during the daytime and the ground doesn't freeze. May be started in flats and transplanted if beds are not ready. Plant just deep enough to cover the seed. A cool and wet spring is ideal for growing oats. Be sure to dry fully before storing.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 13-17/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 3-13, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"
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