Updated on December 23, 2015

2016 GRAINS

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2016 AMARANTH

Amaranth culture:  Plant early in the season, thin to 1 plant every 6 to 8 inches for best results. Packet plants 50 to 100 foot of row.

LEAF TYPE:

Sahel:  45 days.  (aka African Spinach) Frequent picking is necessary to keep the highest quality leaves. Heavy producer. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed

Tiger Eye:  50 days.  Short, coleus-like leaves. Plants stay 2 to 3 feet tall when picked. Excellent for hot weather climate. Pkt. $2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) Certified Organic Seed

GRAIN TYPE:

Mayo Indian:  90 days.  Black seeded, robust plants. When the first seed heads were cut, it re-grew more for a second crop. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed

Orange Giant:  110 days.  Huge 7 to 8 foot plants, loaded with gorgeous burnt orange seed heads. Pkt. $1.50

Red Amaranth:  95 days.  Deep red seed heads. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2016)

Red Leaf Grain:  105 days.  Red foliage and flower heads. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)


2016 BARLEY

Neiger:  A black seeded type that is sown in the Spring for a mid-summer harvest. The seed heads and awns are a black color and very attractive in flower arrangements. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2016)


2016 LENTIL

Lentil culture:  Plant when you plant peas. They grow best in cool weather. My college years were spent in the pea and lentil growing region of the Northwest. Lentil fields are beautiful and the seeds are very nutritious. Packet contains 1 oz.

Black Beluga:  Small, black-seeded lentil. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

French Green:  Nice, green lentils. Excellent for soup. This type is best for sprouting. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Green:  Large flattened gray green lentil that is a bit easier to grow than others as well as a much larger seed. Pkt. $2.00

Linticchie Verdi:  A greenish tan lentil of Mediterranean origin. Pkt. $3.00

Petite Castillo:  Extremely small, less than half the size of a regular lentil. Pkt. $3.50


2016 SESAME

Sesame culture:  Plant after frost is past. Thin to 1 plant every 4 inches. Care must be taken at harvest to keep the seed from shattering onto the ground. Approximately 1,000 seeds per pkt.

Line 31:  White seeded plants grow to about 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Black:  Shades of dark brown to black. Taller and more irregular than Line 31. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed


2016 SORGHUM

Sorghum culture:  Plant after frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Plants do best when there are only 3 to 4 plants per foot of row. More drought tolerant than corn. Packets contain 1 oz. of seed (unless otherwise noted) which should plant around 100 foot of row.

BROOM CORN

Primary use is for decoration and for making brooms. Also makes good bird feed.

Black Seeded Hungarian:  130 days.  A broom corn with 16 inch plus length brooms with deep black seeds on 8 to 10 foot stalks. Pkt. $1.50; 4 Pkts. $5.00 Certified Organic Seed

Iowa Red:  110 days.  Nice 8 to 9 foot tall broom corn. The seed is red and the straw is golden with reddish streaks. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed

Red Seeded Broom:  130 days.  A broom corn with nice broom straw. Very ornamental. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

White Seeded Broom:  115 days.  White seeded version of broom corn. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed


GRAIN SORGHUM

Used for feed grain and human consumption.

Black African:  90 days.  Early, black seeded, darker grain sorghum. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Black Seeded:  105 days.  Black seeds on 7 inch heads on 7 foot stalks. Excellent ornamental, also good bird seed producer. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Crookneck Milo:  110 days.  Crookneck seed heads, some straight heads occur. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Tarahumara Popping:  100 days.  Seed frequently used after popping and then ground into a flour. We tried popping some in an air popper (used for popcorn) and it made a very nutritious snack with a good, nutty flavor (looked like mini-popcorn). (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2016)

Texicoa:  100 days.  40 inches tall, white-seeded grain sorghum. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)


SWEET SORGHUM

Used for making syrup.

Honey Drip:  120 days.  Heirloom producing many tillers. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Iowa Sweet:  125 days.  A very sweet sugar cane type, reaches about 9 feet tall with nice thick juicy stalks. Pkt. (50 seeds) $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Mennonite:  95 days.  7 feet tall. Good flavor. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Rox Orange:  115 days.  A sweet sorghum, 7 to 8 feet tall. Pkt. $1.50; 4 Pkt. $5.00 Certified Organic Seed

Salts Red:  105 days.  Nice, red-seeded, loose grain head. Sweet Sorghum from Missouri. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Sand Mountain:  100 days.  8 feet tall. Good flavor. Another Southern Missouri heirloom. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Sugar Drip:  110 days.  Southern sugar syrup type. 1 Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

White African:  120 days.  Tall (8 to 10 feet) sweet cane sorghum with white seeds. 50 seeds per pkt. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Yellow Bonnet:  120 days.  Cane sorghum heirloom from Southern Missouri. It has a long season but is very sweet. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed


2016 TEFF

Brown Teff:  A graceful grass, landscape plant. Seed is very tiny. Used as a cereal grain. Approximately 10,000 seeds per pkt. Pkt. $2.00


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