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Q.Do All Papaver Somniferum Produce Edible Seeds?

Zone Leesburg VA | Anonymous added on January 19, 2023 | Answered

I am looking to plant poppies to harvest seeds. Do all Papaver somniferum produce edible seeds?

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Answered on January 20, 2023

Be sure to check with local ordinances to be sure that variety is legal to grow. I also read it is best to use commercial seeds for baking, rather than to grow your own. (Seeds can be contaminated during harvesting.) But yes, that is the variety grown for seeds (as well as opiates).


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