Friday, April 30, 2010

Sarah's woad seed for sale

Sarah does have woad seed for sale.  There are two strains of woad available.  "Birmingham" is the strain grown in the UK.  This has been grown out for 3 years in Canadian Climate zone 3 and is selected for increased indigo production and yields indigo in marginal climate.  Its leaves give pink, after the indigo has been expended.  There are only a few packages of Birmingham left from 2009's seed harvest.

The other variety that Sarah has is "Toulouse".  This is the strain grown in Toulouse, France in the Bleu de LeToure project.  It has been grown for 2 years in Canadian Climate zone 3 and is selected for increased indigo produciton and yields indigo in marginal climate.  Its leaves give beige, and yellow after the indigo has been expended.

A package of seed contains approx. 50 siloquated seeds and is $5.00, including shipping.  

We have not yet planted our 2010 woad plants so there's still time to get your plants in.  And you can now download the extraction instructions directly from the website in a pdf file.

2 comments:

  1. Do you still have uk variety and could I get them in a week?my email is deb.banfill@yahoo.com

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  2. Hi, Deb
    Yes, Sarah still has some Birmingham woad seed left. you can order online and we can put it in the mail this afternoon if you can do it before noon. Otherwise it won't be in the mail until Monday. It takes a week from here to the US and about 2 - 4 business days to anywhere in BC. Cheers,
    Chris

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