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Black Rice PLANT – Untreated & Heirloom – Forbidden Rice – Perennial Rice – Oryza Sativa

Grow your rice! I have a few established plants available now. Non-GMO, naturally grown heirloom plants from my food forest. The Black Rice is a gorgeous plant that can be grown as a perennial in the warmer parts of Australia, or as an annual in colder regions. Rice is a fast-growing plant that likes moist soil but it does NOT need to sit in water to thrive! Black rice has many health benefits and is the perfect addition to any meal. It contains high levels of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and slow-releasing carbohydrates. Growing your rice is fun, even if just as an ornamental. “Black rice is a dark whole-grain rice that tastes mild and nutty…..Black rice was originally called “Forbidden Rice” as it was only available to the upper class in ancient China.”(source)

The price is for one young plant that will grow and expand very quickly during the warm months of the year.

 

Black Rice PLANT – Untreated & Heirloom – Forbidden Rice – Perennial Rice – Oryza Sativa

Grow your rice! I have a few established plants available now. Non-GMO, naturally grown heirloom plants from my food forest. The Black Rice is a gorgeous plant that can be grown as a perennial in the warmer parts of Australia, or as an annual in colder regions. Rice is a fast-growing plant that likes moist soil but it does NOT need to sit in water to thrive! Black rice has many health benefits and is the perfect addition to any meal. It contains high levels of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and slow-releasing carbohydrates. Growing your rice is fun, even if just as an ornamental. “Black rice is a dark whole-grain rice that tastes mild and nutty…..Black rice was originally called “Forbidden Rice” as it was only available to the upper class in ancient China.”(source)

NOTE!! DUE TO THE RICE BIOSECURITY ZONE, THESE SEEDS CANNOT BE SENT TO MOST OF THE MURRUMBIDGEE AND MURRAY RIVER REGIONS in NSW. Please check this link here for more info and do NOT order the seeds if you live within the biosecurity zone.

The price is for one young plant that will grow and expand very quickly during the warm months of the year.

Planting and growing tips:

  1. Give it a good drink and place it in a half-shade position out of the wind.
  2. Leave it in the original pot for a few days until it recovers from the journey.
  3. Re-pot or plant into the ground at the latest when the roots start to come out of the bottom holes.
  4. Watering straight after planting is essential! From then on as required. It likes moist soil but it does not need to sit in water to thrive.
  5. It grows best in full sun and partial shade and in many types of soil, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better the plant will grow.
  6. It stops growing during winter but it will come back in spring.

Additional notes:

  • You will receive a plant that is similar to the ones in the image that shows the potted plants.
  • The price is for one young plant in a pot, coming from the mother plant, naturally grown with lots of love in my permaculture food forest in Pacific Haven QLD Australia. Sending within Australia only, not to NORFOLK ISLAND, NT, SA, TAS, or WA. Pick up by appointment only.
  • Most of our nursery plants grow in a half-shade. Introducing them to the sun slowly before replanting them to their permanent position will promote healthy growth.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

Harvesting and storing tips: Harvest when the rice grains turn golden brown. Place the rice grains on a baking tray and dehydrate them in the oven (fan-forced if available) or in a dehydrator for 1-2 hours at 70°C. Store in an airtight container.

Weight 1.4 kg
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