Oryza sativa – Black Rice (seed)
Oryza sativa is a grass in the Poaceae family. Domestication of this important crop has been estimated at occurring somewhere between 8,200 and 13,500 years ago. Oryza is pan-tropical in distribution with two domesticated and 24 wild species. Australia has a number of wild species across the Top End and Cape York. These could be useful in future breeding projects as they contain many desirable features.
Care and Cultivation of Oryza sativa
Oryza sativa seeds can be planted 0.5cm deep in a well drained seed raising mix and placed in full sun to part shade until germination. Likes adequate water/fertiliser and a full-sun position in well drained soil. Fast growing and hardy. Plant either in a wet situation like the edge of a pond/dam, or simply in the garden.
5 seeds per packet
DUE TO THE RICE BIOSECURITY ZONE, THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE SENT TO MOST OF THE MURRUMBIDGEE AND MURRAY RIVER REGIONS. (SEE MAP HERE).
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