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Sangaste Rye

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Regular price $4.50
Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye just before the harvest
Sangaste Rye, Estonian
Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye on June 9 2020
Sangaste Rye
early head formation of Sangaste Rye
early Sangaste Rye grow out back in 2018
blooming of the Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye
Sangaste Rye
large seeds of Sangaste Rye

(Secale cereale); Awned; Fall-planted

Our original seed for this heritage winter rye came from John Sherck who received it from an Estonian friend. Sangaste Rye is a bedrock staple of Estonia’s past. Today it is used for making bread and vodka. It is considered to be one of the oldest cultivated cultivars of rye in the world.

The heavy heads droop as seen in the pictures and tend to stand about 5 to 6 foot tall.  I have been selecting for large heads that are heavy with seeds.

With an average length of 5 to 6 foot, Sangaste's straw is prized by crafters for weaving, hat making, and braiding.


Please use the drop-down menu to select between packet sizes, minimum:

a) 50 hand selected seeds
b) 7 grams (quarter ounce)
c) 28 grams (1 ounce)


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