Italica Ooba Upland Rice
(Oryza sativa); Awnless;
Italica Ooba is a Polish cultivar developed prior to the 1960s. Awnless heads produce medium grained kernels. Our original stock is from Indiana seedsman John Sherck who says this of Italica Ooba:
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.