Poppy Seeds - Breadseed - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Poppy Seeds - Breadseed

(Papaver somniferum)  Self-Seeding Annual.  55-65 days to maturity.

Breadseed Poppy is a beautiful classic flower. Early to impress in spring's cool season, be sure to sow your seeds close to a window and have a comfy seat ready to admire the colourful deep scarlet red poppies. The Belle of the garden!

Save your seeds for baked goods; bagels, breads, cakes, and middle Eastern delicacies, yum!


Growth Habit: Upright growth with branching stems with ruffled leaves and 3-4” flowers. Self seeding. 

Sun Requirements: Full sun 

Soil Preference: Average, moist, well-drained soil

When to Plant: Direct seed in Spring when soil can be worked 

How to Plant:  Direct sow seeds on the soil surface and lightly tamp them lightly covering with soil. Keep the seedbed moist. Seeds should germinate in 21-28 days. Thin to 6-12” apart when true leaves appear. 

When to Harvest: Harvest fresh flowers in early Summer and seed heads in late Summer.

How to Harvest:  For fresh arrangements, harvest when buds are swollen and showing colour. Sear end of stems with a flame. Cut flowers last 2-4 days. Gather the dried seed heads in late summer for decorative dried flower arrangements. Harvest the seeds for culinary uses. 

Uses: Poppy is a beautiful, though short-lived, cut flower. Seed heads are also beautiful in dried arrangements. Poppy seeds are edible, high in calcium and have many culinary uses.

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