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Rice Cultivars for Cold Temperate Gardens
These rice cultivars belong to the Asian rice botanical group Oryza sativa. They set mature, viable seed in our southeast Michigan garden within our ~145 day growing season. All are grown in upland, dry, non-flooded conditions though some are classified as a lowland or paddy cultivar.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind, rice seed is hulled. Rice is planted in its hull but after harvest, that hull must be removed before eating. De-hulling rice is not easily achieved by hand, requiring mechanical assistance such as the Grainmaker, a Brill De-huller or an electric de-huller.
N.B.: The cultivation requirements for wild rice (Zizania spp.) is beyond our scope and abilities and as a result it is not a species we grow.