We are PoppiesPlus.com , We have been Organically growing Poppy Pods for the past 24 years in Southern Oregon, before that as a hobby for more than 60 years. Seeds have been collected from world travels, friends, and gifts from those abroad and from big pharma itself. The Tasmanian, China Whites, Raja Poppy varieties are what we primarily grow each year. Tasmanians are the most popular, and we grow 3 types of Tasmanian poppys.
We also grow Organic Wine Grapes-Merlot and Cabernet Savignon, the wines can be purchased from www.chateaulorane.com
Poppys are grown down the row centers-The poppys in their growing-green stage give off an Alkaloid Gas that prevents mildew in the vineyards.
We are dedicated to producing the finest Poppy Pods.
Tasmanian, China Whites, burma giants, Hens and Chicks. An emphasis on producing Pod shapes, Size, Length, Color, for Floral Crafters.. We grow them, It is an extreme amount of work to grow poppys.
Resellers import container loads of turkish bread seed pods from Holland, sorting them to look like various varieties-caution, these imports often contain rat poison and defoliants, and can be radioactive.
Priced by the each, fast priority shipping with delivery confirmation, barring extreme weather due to our remote location.
Poppies historically have been used for not just decoration, but teas, tinctures, and other uses for the past 3400 years or longer. Poppy pods contain a number of sticky Alkaloids designed to trap and kill bugs. All plants have defensive mechanisms, after all, animals, humans and mammals are not alone in protecting their offspring. the Cocoa plant, where our chocolate comes from, contains a bitter tasting alkaloid called theobromine, present in both cocao nibs and very dark chocolate, the bitter taste prevents animals and birds from eating the tasty chocolate.
The internet has endless information on Poppies, please use it.
Our Tasmanian poppy pods have been the most popular, and are the most work to grow, plants may produce only one pod per plant. One of my 5 degrees from UCLA was in Botany--(others-botany, film making, commercial art, graphic design, Pyschology of advertising), I grew up on grandpas Citrus Ranch in Southern California, and Maui.
Thomas Jefferson grew poppies to use for pain relief, as there was no common over the counter pain relievers like aspirin. The so called Opium Poppies do not contain any form of opium, that was a British ploy in their plan to take over China. A term coined in 1856 by a German Scientist, calling the chemical compounds in poppies as raw opium, may have been the source of the term.
We only sell field dried poppy pods with the seeds removed.
We sell seeds, and replant them year after year, need seeds?, We sell 46 varietys of seeds.
When poppies receive more than adequate water and Nitrogen, spotting, staining of pods happens, stems sometimes streak of black sap when the plant is attacked by bugs, this is often confused with mold which does not grow on pods.
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Planting instructions, flower and growing pictures, may be found there. Flowering is of short duration, just one day for such beautiful blossoms, often dinner plate sized blossoms, pods grow rapidly after the blossoms fall off and if there were enough bees for pollination, the pods fill with seed
We grow only a few varietys year to year to limit cross pollination-
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