Maturity: 90 days to seed
ONLY SEEDS ARE EDIBLE
Grown by Field Goods Farm in Boise, Idaho without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
This breadseed variety has pale pink flowers, with a few random red blossoms poking through, that are mostly grown for their highly ornamental seedheads and edible seeds. These do not hold as cut flowers and are best enjoyed in the garden. Seedheads can be used fresh or dried for beautiful arrangements and are often seen in fall wreaths. Each seedhead can have thousands of seeds packed in there so it is easy to fill the spice cabinet and enjoy for winter baking.
Flower seeds tend to have lower germination rates than vegetable seeds, please plan accordingly.
FROM THE FARMERS
Starting poppies can be a little tricky in the north because they really want to be direct seeded but need to be surface sown and have a very long germination period. We have had success creating a patch that self-seeds so they can get cracking as soon as the snow melts or getting the seeds in as soon as the ground thaws. They like cool temperatures and once they take, we always have beautiful blooms, although short-lived. We grow these for the pods which decorate our gift wrapping on local orders, create dried arrangements in the winter months, and are just the coolest thing to have coming up in the garden.