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Rice Varieties for Cold Temperate Gardens


These rice varieties 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 variety.

Culinary characteristics

For a useful overview of the rice plant, please see the technical bulletin The Morphology and Varietal Characteristics of the Rice Plant.

Join the growing discussions (pun intended!) in the Facebook group: Upland Rice Growing in Cold Temperate Climates.

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 Brill De-huller or an electric de-huller.