Grains and Cover Crops

Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
red nig
Location:
Danville, PA, United States
Date:
January 27, 2017
          3.0
 
Black Rice
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, loves the heat.

What are the cons? cool weather.

Review:

Mayan black rice came in with slave ships via Spanish times. It was domesticated in West Africa, where it's still popular, and preferred for eating. This is a very historic rice and probably the easiest rice to grow. Warning is, it has to be hand-dehulled. It's resistant to diseases and pests that destroy Asian rice, and is fast growing in popularity in Asia. It can tolerate some shade, and is also known as Forest Rice.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Grammy
Location:
Belton, SC, United States
Date:
October 28, 2016
          4.0
 
Small experiment
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? No dislikes

Review:

I live in zone 7 and planted an experimental patch in a large container. It grew well. And with the warm weather we are having, it has started sprouting from the roots. That's a nice surprise.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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35 out of 36 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Runker
Location:
Hanover, MD
Date:
October 24, 2013
          3.0
 
Will try again
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Took too long to mature

Review:

This is the first time I have ever tried to grow rice. I spaced my rows about 7 inches apart and planted seeds every 3 inches. 95% of the seeds came up and each plant had around 5 tillers. I planted in mid May and here it is late Oct and only a few heads of grain are ready. I would probably have more but some mice decided to enjoy it and the summer was mild. I planted in a raised bed and only watered it a few times after it started to flower. I will try this again next year with my remaining seeds and whatever seeds I get from this year. No problem with bugs only mice.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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49 out of 61 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lyle
Location:
Corvallis, OR
Date:
October 1, 2013
          2.0
 
rice
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? it is true rice seed

What are the cons? daylength sensitivity

Review:

First, I want to say that it is very exciting to see a seed company offering rice seed. Baker Creek deserves praise for offering this seed. Unfortunately, this rice will not flower for me, even though I planted very early. I believe it has serious day length sensitivities. I live 44 degrees North whereas Tennessee is 34 degrees North and Belize is 17 degrees North. If you live more than 34 degrees North, I wouldn't even try to grow this rice. Also, "Blue Bonnet" is an old cultivar available in some seed banks. This is probably not a "traditional rice grown by native Mayan people". Rice was domesticated in Asia and is a recent introduction to the Americas in any case.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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