What are the pros? affordable upland variety
What are the cons? better get skilled for yield
Growing rice in Hungary depends on the climate, because the country lies on the northern belt of rice production. Despite of this we produce rice quite well, mostly with Hungarian lowland varieties which must be flooded. Water is limited so I tried this Russian (Ukranian ?) heirloom. I started indoors and then transplanted to the field. The seedlings tolerated the cool weather of early April. The plants started to flower in July. During flowering it wasn't flooded, the goal was to see how many florets will fertilize. I had watered every day until the heads turned to yellow. The plants were small, they had few tillers. I don't know if this is caused by the climate or the lack of water. I harvested this rice in late September, so I consider it as a late ripening variety. I had only approx. 1oz of seeds form 10 plants. I had managed to grow it! This isn't a huge yield but this plant is written to the to-do list. All in all you better get skilled to produce rice, but it is affordable.
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