Shin Setsu Paddy Rice
(Oryza sativa); Minimum 50 seeds
Shin Setsu is a short grain paddy rice developed in the early 1960s in Hokkaidô Japan. Sown as transplants, it flowers at roughly the 51 day mark. Awned grains are low in amylose at 15% with a protein content of 8%. Botanically a lowland cultivar, we grow Shin Setsu under upland conditions on our southeast Michigan homestead.
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.