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China white papaver somniferum poppy seeds high alkaloid 2,750 seeds
The hard to find & rare "China White" strain of poppies are very prolific, producing around 8-12 flower pods per plant.
Also this papaver somniferum strain yields a surprisingly high amount of alkaloid juice/sap.
They were so full of juice that the grower had difficulty drying out the pods!
Papaver somniferum poppies average about 8-14% alkoloids by dry weight, although only a handfull of papaver somniferum cultivars reach 26% - 30% such as the rare china white.
Three germination methods:
1) Germination is easily achieved by placing the seeds between two sheets of wet paper towels (on a plate) and covering with tin foil (to keep it dark and moist). Check them once a day for germination and make sure the paper is still moist. When the seeds germinate, the seeds get larger and look slimy.
2) A second method is to sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil and mist the soil daily (this method works great during rainy weather, but does not work as well in sunny weather, which dries out the top layer of soil very quickly).
3) A third method (preferred method) is to bury the seeds 1/2-1 inch down in the soil: make a trough sprinkling the seeds about 1 inch a part and cover them with soil. Then soak the ground with a good watering. In the right conditions (around 50-70 deg F) the sprouts should pop up in about 7 days.
The key to germination is keeping the seeds moist for several days. (If the soil dries out, the seeds will die just after germination). When the plants are young (the first month of their life), they are very sensitive to extremes (especially dehydration).