Our 2023 EFN seed catalogue is now online! 100+ new varieties. Over 40 different growers and foragers from across the country. A million thanks to all who make this possible, especially our amazing seed-house crew!
This little-known Japanese rice variety came to us via John Sherck, who got it from Wild Folk Farm in Maine. It is a cold-tolerant, short-grained brown rice. It takes about 110 days to mature after transplanting. The seed-heads are awnless, making for easier threshing. Despite being traditionally grown as a lowland variety, in a rice paddy, it is also well-adapted for dryland cultivation, so long as the soil stays relatively moist during the growing season. Dusty grew this rice for us in 2020 in Minnesota without irrigation, except while getting the plants established (and only then because of a dry spell). We think this is a rice with great potential in many parts of the US.