Michigan Grown Staple Crop Seeds that Fit Your Plant-based Nutritional Goals

Nigrescens Upland Rice

Great Lakes Staple Seeds

Regular price $5.00
Nigrescens Upland Rice with seeds ready for harvest
Nigrescens Upland Rice on the day of cutting
Nigrescens Upland Rice
Nigrescens Upland Rice
Nigrescens Upland Rice Seeds

(Oryza sativa)

Nigrescens is a Russian landrace variety that is extremely early. It flowered 60 days from transplanting and was harvested 87 days from transplanting. It is fairly tall (3 1/2 – 4 foot) and experienced some lodging in early August after heavy rainfall. Nigrescens is an awned, short grain type with a blackish-gray hull and a slightly reddish bran color.

Cooked up, I was very pleased with Nigrescens flavor. Like most brown rice varieties it is a bit nutty, but Nigrescens has a richer, more complex flavor. The texture was soft, just shy of creamy. It worked great as just plain boiled rice and as fried rice.

Our seed stock came from John Scherck.


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