$69.95 – $2,899.00
Germinated wild rice seed stock has been wintered in Oregon in our wild rice facility. It is truly ready to start growing and just needs to be planted or broadcasted. Wild rice will germinating and you should start seeing spouts 30 days after you have planted. Oregon Wild rice is easy to grow, however unfortunately like growing anything there can be no guarantee of success. Water, soil, and Ph testing should be done previously to buying seed stock to insure that the environment is hospital for wild rice. Its early stages require special handling of the seed to ensure its viability. Plant Before Mid march for best results and you should start to see your crop by the end of April.
Wild Rice is an aquatic grass that grows in water 8-36″ deep. It produces more than 2,000 lbs of seed per acre and readily reseeds. It can mature in permanently flooded ponds or seasonal wetlands, provided there is water into July. There is nothing that attracts waterfowl as well as wild rice. Ducks will eat the wild rice seeds in fall. Wild rice does best when planted in fall and allowed to overwinter in the bottom mud of a pond or stream. Typically, you’ll be able to see seedlings under the water in May, and flower heads will appear on the stalks above the water in July or August. This aquatic species reaches mature heights 2 to 8 feet above the water by early September, when ducks and other waterfowl seek it out. Wild rice is native to North America and grows as an annual. Wild rice is also known as “water oats,” “Indian rice,” or “Canada rice.” That’s because it’s the only grain native to North America, primarily in lakes and riverbeds in and around Minnesota and central Canada. Today, however, most commercial varieties are cultivated in man made rice “paddies” in California. The wild rice that was grown and harvested for centuries by native Americans was naturally a brownish-green color. Wild rice producers in the 20th century, however, began to hybridize different wild rice varieties, leading to the commercially dominant style of wild rice on the market today: black-grained. Good water control is important for maximum feed yield.
1000 lbs, 15lbs, 15lbs Sportsmans Special, 250 lbs (Hunter Special), 500 lbs
Seed Rate: 80-150 lbs. per acre