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Poppy - Opium Poppy Seed Pack (Papaver somniferum)

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Poppy - Opium Poppy Seed Pack (Papaver somniferum)


Poppy - Opium Poppy Seed Pack (Papaver somniferum)

Opium Poppy
Papaver somniferum

Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Industrial
Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
Ease of Germination: Easy

Source of opium and the narcotic alkaloids, morphine and codeine, used to control pain, coughs and diarrhea. The plant is far more important for its culinary uses. Its seeds, which do not contain alkaloids, are widely used on breads, cakes, bagels and in Middle Eastern delicacies. The seeds also yields a good quality oil used for salads, soap, ointments and paints. A beautiful cool season annual with a mixture of single and double flowers in a riot of colours from pink to purple to blood red.

“ Herb plants, seeds, books, dried herbs and more – Richters is your best source for everything herbal! If you grow your own herbs or make your own herbal products, or if you are in the business of herbs, make Richters your destination. Richters has been growing and selling herbs since 1969. Our first catalogue dedicated to herbs came out in 1970. We have lived, worked and breathed herbs ever since. If you are in the Toronto area, come and visit our greenhouses and gift shop.

357 Highway 47
Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0 Canada
Tel. +1.905.640.6677 Fax. +1.905.640.6641” "

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