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Rice Seed

Posted by shuffles 9 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 27, 11 at 15:49

Does anyone have a source for rice seed. I have looked and looked on the net and found nowhere that sells small amounts. I'd like to buy about a pound to try. I tried brown rice from the store but it has never germinated. I understand that they heat treat to remove the hulls and that kills the seeds.


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RE: Rice Seed

Southern Exposure Seed has Hmong STicky. I know I saw somebody out west with upland rice, but dang if I can find it now. I thought it was Bountiful Gardens but I can't find it on their grain page now (http://www.bountifulgardens.org/products.asp?dept=4). It may have been Sustainable Seed Co. Baker Creek Seed also has some rice listed (http://rareseeds.com/vegetables-d-o/grains.html). You could also buy Rice sprouts and just keep growing them (http://sproutpeople.org/seeds/grains.html).

Lou was growing rice and I think he said he got his seed on ebay. You could try searching here in the Florida forum.

Hope this helps, if you find upland rice let us know will you?

~dianne

Here is a link that might be useful: Hmong Sticky Rice


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RE: Rice Seed

dianne, I found a source for two varieties of upland rice: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed (rareseeds.com) One variety is from Charleston SC and the other from Belize. I plan to try both next spring. The seeds are not cheap. I have not been able to find any other source.

Here is a link that might be useful: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed


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RE: Rice Seed

Kitazawa Seed Co has rice seeds. Paul.


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RE: Rice Seed

drive by SR 80 in west palm beach and "borrow" some from the fields!!!


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RE: Rice Seed

LOL, jay, I thought of that, too. There's usually plenty that has volunteered along the roadside on 80 and on 27/441 in that area.


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RE:oops

Oops, actually it's on 441 up around Pahokee--lots along there.


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RE: Rice Seed

Well, I had no idea that there is commercial rice production in Florida. Is this paddy rice? Is there a large area of rice? When does it ripen? Where do they sell it?


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It's used as a rotation crop. More info here:

Here is a link that might be useful: rice with sugar cane


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I forgot to mention that Florida Crystals grows organic rice in their organic sugar fields, but I don't know when it's available or under what name they sell it.


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