GENUS: Linum SPECIES: usitatissimum
Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Northland: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 300 seed enough for 3sq m
Description: From the KUSA collection of ancient grains. This is the original blue flowered flax seed, that grew wild in Europe amongst several of our other well known grains, barley wheat and oats, that co evolved with it. High in Omega 3 and 6 and it’s quite a different shape and size to that commercially available today. It’s larger and flatter, easily grown, easily threshed and prepared for the kitchen, easy to grind in a corn grinder. It is also the original Irish linen plant.
If you want to know more about how to make linen from flax check out this video from a master!