Poppy – Czech Blue
Poppy – Czech Blue is a breadseed poppy variety that I found in the Czech Republic where it is grown on a large scale. The Czech Blue Poppy has white flowers with a purple base and produces large pods with distinctly blue seeds which are ideal for baking. These are ideal for growing in your vegetable garden or flower garden. The plants grow up to 1m tall and start flowering about 3 to 4 months after sowing.
Sow a pinch of seeds (around 20 to 30) into a 7cm pot from mid March to May and keep in a greenhouse. Once the seedlings are big enough to handle, prick them out individually into a modular tray.
Plant out at a spacing of 25cm each way.
Average seed count: 100 seeds
Poppy seeds are amongst the so-called superfoods. They contain plenty of vitamin E and calcium as well as magnesium, iron and vitamins B5, B3 and B1.