Omega Blue Flax
(Linum usitatissimum)
Product ID: 2847
Good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Golden-yellow flax seeds are used whole, roasted and ground in cooking. Multibranching variety for high seed yield.
Medicinal: Ground seeds are a great source of fiber. 95-100 days to harvest.
Organically grown.
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Packet: Avg. .44 gm. App. 100 seeds. $3.00
Days to Maturity or Bloom:   95-100
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days
SOWING TIME: Spring
SEEDING METHOD: Direct
SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun
PLANT HEIGHT: 30-48″
PLANT SPACING: 1/2-1″
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual
Flax seed sprouts are edible, with a slightly spicy flavor. Excessive consumption of flax seeds with inadequate water can cause bowel obstruction
Flax is grown both for its seeds and for its fibers. Various parts of the plant have been used to make fabric, dye, paper, medicines, fishing nets, hair gels, and soap. Flax seed is the source of linseed oil, which has uses as an edible oil, as a nutritional supplement and as an ingredient in many wood finishing products. It is also grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. The Inca also used this to create bowstring.
(From personal experience, flax is a very hardy plant having had a meadow of wild flax growing in the Colorado mountains at elevations exceeding 9000 ft.)
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