3.06.2012

Ziar breadseed poppy



It's the time of year when avalanches happen in my pantry. In shoveling out the debris, I find some summer forgottens... We grew a short little row of these Ziar breadseed poppies (Papaver somniferum, or opium poppy), which are available from Fedco. This past week on my birthday, Matt put a few spoonfuls of our harvest into a batch of heavenly lemon-poppy-seed cream scones.


 



8 comments:

Kate said...

How beautiful! And what a nice birthday treat too. Your Mom's poppies have found a happy home here and are coming up like crazy.

Plant Lady said...

I Love that idea.......okay, now send me some:)

Sarah Melling said...

Wow...those seed pods and seeds are a thing of beauty!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Beautiful flowers and impressive seed heads too! Even that bee looks happy. The scones sound scrumptious...Mmmm!

spurge said...

Wow those are some huge seedpods! So beautiful and tasty too. I tried growing breadseed poppy once but was not quick enough - birds got all the seeds before me.

Ellen Zachos said...

fantastic!

Vera said...

amazing-- beautiful , deep blue seeds-- I love poppies.

Emily said...

I'm growing this variety this year and found your blog when searching for photos of what the blooms will look like. Thanks for the photos.