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Elka Poppy - for oil or nut butter?  RSS feed

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Has anyone ever tried to grow Elka poppy to gather the seeds? I'm getting interested, Fedco says "Lacks the distinctive flavor of the Breadseed variety but sweeter, with a more nutlike taste, none of the bitterness, and over 50% more oil content, making perhaps the best edible oil in central Europe. " And Adaptive seeds says "Produces mass quantities of sweet, nutty flavored white seeds that make an excellent paste/meal when ground into nut butter." I'm looking primarily for a substitute for Tahini (can't buy it around here, except stale, rancid, and overpriced).

I'd be interested in producing oil too, but don't know how.
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I have not grown "Elka Poppy - for oil or nut butter?"
Your topic interested me into the possibility of doing it also.
My research including the following links:
http://agsyst.wsu.edu/CulinaryPoppy.html Info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppyseed_oil Info
http://www.tajagroproducts.com/Poppy%20Seed%20Oil.html Info
http://www.alchemy-works.com/psom_glabrum.html Info
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/vegoilex/en/vegoilex.htm Plans
http://www.fedcoseeds.com/seeds/search.php?search=Elka+Poppy&item=5318&index=0 Seed
http://www.adaptiveseeds.com/node/117 Seed

Appears it is possible and the seed and oil has many positive attributes.

DIY Pressure Extraction Devices can be made.
Links of plan sketches:

Hope you / others find some or all the information helpful.
I am interested in your and others "Wisdom" on this subject...

Regards to all,
Monte Hines

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