Oats (Avena sativa) Seed


Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

10 in stock

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Milky Oats is easily grown in average, moist but well-drained soils in full to partial sun. This plant is characterized by its long, green stems and small, green oats. The oats can be eaten, used in dishes like cereals. When the oats are young, they produce a milky liquid when squeezed. This liquid is beneficial for medicinal purposes and is said to strengthen and nourish the nervous system.

Type: Annual
Growing Zones: 2 – 11
Sow: Sow seeds outdoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or directly outdoors after the danger of frost has passed
Sow Depth: 1/4 in.
Days to Germinate:  14 – 24
Special Maintenance:
Days to Harvest: For oats, squeeze and check for liquids.
Sunlight: Full to partial sun
Bloom Time: June – July
Bloom Description: Small light green oats that produce liquids when squeezed
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Special Properties: Medicinal, edible, attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators

Additional information

Weight .03 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 2.25 × .1 in


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