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Four Star Explorers Mix Amaranth - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Four Star Explorers Mix Amaranth
Price: $3.00

I was so impressed by this amaranth while visiting Dan Jason and Salt Spring Seeds that I had to bring some back to grow! Large yields of seed harvested from brilliant red plants. The seeds are a mix of black, brown and white, and are among the tastiest and best textured that I’ve ever eaten. Originally from a diverse mix of amaranth varieties crossed and grown together by Frank Morton. Plants display a lot of diversity. Several hundred seeds

-Grown in Nictaux, NS by Annapolis Seeds
Purple Hulless Barley - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Purple Hulless Barley
Price: $3.00

Mesmerizing deep purple kernels. A productive and easy to grow hulless six-row barley. A few hundred seeds (10 g)

-Grown by
Annapolis Seeds
Mennonite Sorghum - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Mennonite Sorghum
Price: $3.00

I've been experimenting with different varieties of sorghum for a few years now, and for many seasons Mennonite was my favourite. After discovering Ba-Ye-Qi sorghum last year, it's no longer my go-to variety for grain production (Ba-Ye-Qi has it beat for earliness), but it's still a great dual-purpose variety for syrup and grain (if started early).

The plants look a lot like tall stalks of corn, only rather than producing a tassel on top they each bear a head of grain. In addition to the grain (which is gluten-free) the juice from the mature stalks is sweet and can be pressed and boiled into syrup. I enjoy just chewing on the stalks in the garden like sugar cane. 100+ seeds (1.5 grams)

-Grown by
Annapolis Seeds
Camelina - Annapolis Seeds
Camelina
Price: $3.00

An ancient oilseed from northern Europe, very well suited to growing in the Maritimes. Extremely easy to grow, in 2014 I direct seeded a small patch of camelina into our poorest soil and eventually lost track of it to overgrown weeds. We rescued the plants in mid-summer, and, to my surprise, the plants had grown just fine among the weeds and went on to produce a decent crop of small yellow seeds. Like flax, the oil is rich in Omega 3, but camelina seems much better suited to cultivating in the Maritimes. This is definitely a plant I want to experiment with more in future years! Several hundred seeds


-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Welsh Triticale - Annapolis Seeds
Welsh Triticale (Sold out for 2018)
Price: $3.00

Triticale is a stable hybrid between wheat and rye, combining the hardiness of rye with the high quality grain of wheat. Often our highest yielding grain, producing plump silvery heads full of easily threshed kernels. Named after Prof. Welsh of the University of Manitoba.


-Grown by Annapolis Seeds
Vicar Hulless Oats - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Vicar Hulless Oats
Price: $3.00

The first commercially registered hulless oat variety in Canada, dating back to the 1940’s. The grains easily slip free from the heads when threshed, and they have no hulls to remove. Great for small scale and backyard growers. 200+ seeds (8 g)


-Grown in Nictaux, NS by Annapolis Seeds
Ethiopian Hulless Barley - Annapolis Seeds
Ethiopian Hulless Barley (Sold out for 2018)
Price: $3.00

This two-row hulless barley is consistently our most productive barley variety.


-Grown by Annapolis Seeds
Eezer Perennial Wheat - Annapolis Seeds
Eezer Perennial Wheat
Price: $3.00

We’re excited to have this special seed to offer. Perennial wheat is still something that’s in the experimental phase, it’s the result of naturally crossing modern annual wheat with it’s wild perennial ancestors, and then breeding and selecting for large seeds and yields while keeping the perennial traits. The plants look “wilder” than annual wheat, with long elegant seed heads.

Best planted in Autumn and overwintered, for harvesting the following summer. Although spring plantings will also work. Each generation throws off a number of annual plants which should be rouged out. You can tell the annuals apart because they head out earlier and have more plump, conventional looking heads. Slightly lower yielding than annual wheat, because the plants have to hold some energy back for the winter, but it’s also just early on in the selection process. Lets grow these seeds far and wide, and select our best plants for future generations! Approx. 100 seeds


-Grown by Annapolis Seeds
Peredovik Oilseed Sunflower - Annapolis Seeds
Peredovik Oilseed Sunflower
Price: $3.00

Although a native North American crop, much work has been done in eastern Europe and Russia to breed black oilseed sunflowers for an alternative to olive oil. Peredovik is a heavy cropper of plump black seeds rich in oils. Great for people interested in growing their own oilseeds or wild bird/poultry feed. It is also a gorgeous yellow sunflower, 3-4 feet tall primarily, with one single large head per plant. Approx. 75 seeds


-Grown by Yonder Hill Farm
Early Riser Flint Corn - Annapolis Seeds
Early Riser Flint Corn (Sold our for 2018)
Price: $3.00

A multi-purpose field corn well adapted to northern climates, having been selected in Vermont by organic grain expert Jack Lazor. It has great genetic diversity, with both flint and dent characteristics and kernel colours ranging from dark orangey yellow to cream. Rich in beta-carotenoids, it’s great for cornmeal and livestock feed. Very early maturing for a field corn, it tassels as it grows to 5-8 feet tall and dries down in October from a mid-May planting.


-Grown by Yonder Hill Farm