Productive hardy overwintering hulless oats.
Very rare. We have looked for other hulless oats adapted to fall plantting, with no success.
3 ½ feet, many tillers (up to 45). We plant in October in zone 8, about 3 weeks before first frost date. However, the ground rarely freezes here.
Harder frost areas will need to plant earlier. Planting in fall for spring harvest gives strong stalks with minimal lodging.
BOTANICAL NAME : Avena nuda
Start in flats (or mix with soil and broadcast). Transplant 5" apart when 2-3" high. We plant 3 weeks before 1st frost in zone 8; colder climates will need earlier planting. The plants need time to get a good root system before hard frost. Likes well-drained soil. Dig in compost or plant after beans or other leguminous cover crop. Harvest when grains crack rather than mashing when bitten or pounded. Dry fully before storing.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 13-17/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 3-13, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"