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Weaver Seed of Oregon has 28 years experience growing and processing Radish seed. We can offer a consistent and high quality supply of Diakon Radish seed to meet your needs large or small. Diakon Radish not only makes for a delicious sprout, but also a fantastic cover crop. The massive taproot reaches deep into the soil, extracting nutrients, and concentrating available carbon, nitrogen, and carbon into the top layer of soil. A recent discovery by one of our growers has lead us to investigate the use of this as a forage crop. Just another reason radishes are so amazing.
Triticale was created by crossbreeding Wheat X Rye to create a high nutrient, low input cereal grain that was resistant to drought. Triticale is resistant to many of the diseases seen in wheat and rye, specifically Wheat Blotch. Yields are generally higher than wheat. Forerunner Triticale is our PVP variety, it is Awnless, and develops a fantastic root system that helps nutrients to cycle and maintains soil stability.
Turnips are a fantastic crop that requires minimal chemical inputs. We offer two varieties, Purple Top, and 7 Top Turnips. When grown for seed turnips flower into a beautiful and vibrant yellow field that will be the envy of all your neighbors. This crop is quite lucrative, and provides excellent opportunities for pollinators. Similar to radishes, it sends a tap root down to scavenge nutrients deep in your soils, and concentrates them in the roots. when used as a cover crop, or seed crop, these roots are then tilled or decompose naturally and the nutrients are available for your next crop.
Broccoli has uses outside of its traditional consumption. Sprouts from broccoli seed have been shown to posses high quantities of cancer preventative compounds, namely sulphuriphane, as well as high contents of vitamin K, B, and C. In addition to the medical benefits seen from sprouts, broccoli is an excellent source of calcium and many other nutrients.
Cabbage is known for its high content of anti- oxidants, and helps prevent the build up of carcinogenic compounds in our bodies. Cabbage is also a vegetable that can be incorporated into almost all types of food.
Peas are a diverse crop that can be utilized a number of different ways. Not only are they high yielding, and provide high protein and nutrient content for use as a forage feed, they also provide an excellent sprout, and produce their own nitrogen. Legumes (the broader pea family) work with soil bacteria to convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrate fertilizer for your crops. You can see the peas in action when you take a look at their root structure. Nodules are formed by the bacteria to house nitrogen.
Our Magnum oats have been a costumer favorite for years due to the reliably high yield, and resilience of the variety. the magnum oats are characterized by tall height, broad leaves, and large high production seed heads. We are always looking to improve our varieties, we hope to select and release a new magnum variety in the upcoming year.
Cover is an important cover crop and forage species. Not only is it a fantastic pollinator and a rapid and reliable colonizer of bare ground, but just like peas it pulls in nitrogen from the atmosphere, and deposits it in your soil.
Kale is an interesting crop that we are finding to have many more uses than just Pacific Northwest culinary favorite. Our Sub-0 Kale is winter hearty allowing it to grow in the most adverse conditions. Kale is a relativly new forage, but is proving to be easily digestible, and high in vital nutrients. Kale also decomposes quickly in the soil, leaving dark and rich organic matter behind. this makes it an excellent cover crop for soil building.
Our Mustard green varieties, Southern Giant Curl, and Florida Broadleaf are fantastic culinary staples of southern cooking. Not only are they delicious, but they provide many benefits to the soil when incorporated into cover crop mixes, or when gown alone as a cover crop. They explode in growth, flowering at around 7 feet tall with a cluster of beautiful golden flowers. These varieties are fantastic for soil building in cover crop, are heavily utilized by pollinators, provide delicious vegetables, and can be grown for seed with a nice profit margin.