Zerawchanica Upland Rice
(Oryza sativa); Upland variety; Awnless;
Zerawchanica is an Eastern European upland rice variety believed to have Polish ancestry. Robust plants tiller productively, reaching a height over three feet. Comparable in maturity to Duborskian, awnless short grain brown rice kernals are harvested at the 100-110 day mark.
Zerawchanica performs well for us in southeast Michigan, thriving with little attention.
According to John Sherck of Sherk Seeds, Zerawchanica cooks up fragrantly with a very creamy texture and great flavor.
This variety will not be available until the Fall of 2021.
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.