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Oats


We have been growing hulless oats for a number of years but this year we grew four hulled samples, as well as two more hulless cultivars. The 2016 growing season seemed to be a good year to grow oats as they all did quite well for us, very little disease and good yield.

Bell

Bell was the tallest oat with dark green robust upright plants and large seed heads. The long plump blond-hulled seeds weighed about 6g/100seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Red Rust Proof

Red Rust Proof was the shortest oat (along with Carvelle). Plants were dark green and somewhat less upright than Bell. The long blond-hulled seeds weighed a bit under 6g/100seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Carvelle

Carvelle had shorter green upright plants. The shorter plump black-hulled seeds weighed 4g/100seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Avena Strigosa

Avena Strigosa has blue-green upright plants. The small black-hulled seeds weigh about 1.5g/100seeds. We mistakenly listed the packet size in the paper catalogue as 10 grams but because of the much smaller seed we are actually offering it in 5 gram packets.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 5 grams
Braunii #4970

Braunii #4970 is an oat with large loose inflorescence and black-hulled seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Terra

Terra has large naked kernels and is (or was) grown on a field scale on the prairies.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Baton

Baton is a newer cultivar, bred by Dr. Vern Burrows, Canada’s foremost oat breeder. It is a few days later than Terra, with a bit plumper seeds. It seems to thresh out more completely than Terra.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Vicar

Vicar was developed in Winnipeg in the 1940’s and was the first licensed hulless oat variety in Canada. A mid-season to late variety. Named after George MacVicar of Portage la Prairie.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Torch River

Torch River is a very productive hulless oats that came to us from a Seeds of Diversity Canada member in New Brunswick. There is a Torch River in Saskatchewan (near Nipawin), probably unrelated to the oats. Using our hand threshing methods, it is more difficult to thresh free of hulls than the other hulless oats we offer.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Yung 492

Yung 492 is a Chinese cultivar with plump kernels and a good yield.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Kleiner Nackthafer

Kleiner Nackthafer, German for “small naked oats,” is a bit shorter and more upright than our other hulless oats producing a lot of tillers per plant. The small seeds thresh very clean and are about one third the size of our other hulless oats. About 100 seeds per gram. We mistakenly listed the packet size in the paper catalogue as 10 grams but because of the much smaller seed we are actually offering it in 5 gram packets.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 5 grams
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