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Organic Wild Rice Seeds (Zizania Aquatica)

Organic Wild Rice Seeds (Zizania Aquatica)

1.39 €
Historically, this native wetland plant had great importance to various Native American tribes who highly revered it as a part of their culture; it also provides a crucial food source for ducks and other wildfowl. In recent times, this "caviar of grains"

  • Packet Weight 1/10/100: 

  • Manufacturer country: Ukraine
  • Product code: 12090-1
  • Available: a lot of
  • Germination: 90%
  • Unit: Seeds
  • Crop year / Production date: 2020
  • Shelf life: 5 years

  • Organic Wild Rice (Zizania Aquatica)

    Historically, this native wetland plant had great importance to various Native American tribes who highly revered it as a part of their culture; it also provides a crucial food source for ducks and other wildfowl.

    In recent times, this "caviar of grains" has been commercially produced for culinary purposes. In some regions, the law requires that the harvest be done in the traditional way with canoes and two long sticks. The species name "aquatica" comes from the Latin meaning "of the water."

    Sowing: In order to germinate, this seed needs to experience cold temperatures for approximately 2 months. To accomplish this naturally, plant the seed in late fall, pressing it lightly into the surface. Make sure the seeds are covered with at least 2" of water, but not much more since sunlight will help the seeds germinate.

    Growing: As the seedlings develop, the depth of water can gradually be increased. Keep in mind that the young plants may need to be protected from wild fowl, who love to eat them. Mature plants grow best in water ranging from 1/2 - 3 feet deep, though 1 1/2 feet deep produces the healthiest plants. Slowly flowing water is preferred over stagnant water. As well as being an important food source for ducks and other wild birds, this plant makes an excellent addition to water gardens and wetland restoration projects.