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Peredovik Oilseed Sunflower - Annapolis Seeds
Peredovik Oilseed Sunflower (out of stock)

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. 50 seeds


-Grown by Yonder Hill Farm
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Tartary Buckwheat - Annapolis Seeds
Tartary Buckwheat (out of stock)

(Fagopyrum tataricum) A traditional grain and cover crop. Closely related to common buckwheat, tartary buckwheat is daintier in appearance with smaller seeds, but is equally prolific and more frost tolerant. Seeds are used in some traditional cuisines, and can be fed to poultry.


-Grown by Yonder Hill Farm
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Duborskian Rice - Annapolis Seeds
Duborskian Rice (Out of stock)

Hardy and early maturing short-grain rice originally from Russia, which matures here in Nova Scotia. An upland rice variety which doesn’t need flooding, and grows just fine in regular garden soil. Start inside in April, and transplant outdoors after risk of frost late May. Harvest after the seed heads turn golden yellow, and the grains are firm, usually by October. Limited supply, 40+ seeds


-Grown by Annapolis Seeds
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Marquis Wheat - Annapolis Seeds
Marquis Wheat (Out of stock)

A famous Canadian heirloom wheat, developed by breeder Charles Saunders around 1900. A direct descendant of Red Fife, Marquis was the most widely grown variety across much of Canada in the early 20th century. The most productive wheat that I’ve grown in my small scale grow outs. Excellent for baking.

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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Ethiopian Hulless Barley - Annapolis Seeds
Ethiopian Hulless Barley
Price: $3.00

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


-Grown by Annapolis Seeds
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