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Welsh Triticale - Annapolis Seeds
Welsh Triticale (Sold out for 2019)

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.


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Early Riser Flint Corn - Annapolis Seeds
Early Riser Flint Corn (Out of stock)

A multi-purpose field corn well adapted to northern climates. 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. 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. Approx. 65 seeds (15g)


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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


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Common Buckwheat - Annapolis Seeds
Common Buckwheat (out of stock)

A gluten-free grain, fast growing cover crop and amazing nectar source for bees. Very easy to grow, sow late spring for a grain crop in early autumn. As a green manure it can be ready to cut and turn in to the soil in only 6 weeks. Frost sensitive, so grow during the warm weather. 100+ 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.

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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)

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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)

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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


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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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