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Wild Rice Seeds

Zizania aquatica - Sold Out till Fall 2022

4.69 (13 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In order to germinate, this seed needs to experience cold temperatures for approximately 2 months. To accomplish this naturally, plant the wild rice seed in late fall, pressing it lightly into the surface. Make sure the seeds are covered with at least 2" of water, but not much more since sunlight will help the seeds germinate.

Growing: As the seedlings develop, the depth of water can gradually be increased. Keep in mind that the young plants may need to be protected from wild fowl, who love to eat them. Mature plants grow best in water ranging from 1/2 - 3 feet deep, though 1 1/2 feet deep produces the healthiest plants. Slowly flowing water is preferred over stagnant water. As well as being an important food source for ducks and other wild birds, this plant makes an excellent addition to water gardens and wetland restoration projects.

Seed Saving: As the wild rice seed ripens, it will turn from green to nearly black; watch it carefully to prevent loss, since it easily drops from the stem when fully ripe. Carefully strip the ripe seed from the stem or shake the plant gently over a container. Continue harvesting from the plant periodically as the seeds gradually ripen. Do not allow the harvested seed to dry out, since this can damage its viability. Store the seed submerged in water in a very cool place; replace the water occasionally. Plant as soon as possible for best germination.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Annual Wildrice

Latin Name:

Zizania aquatica - Sold Out till Fall 2022

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 120

Stratification: No Stratification (Seed from us has been Pre-Stratified)

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 100 Inches

Color: Green, Brown

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By michael ware

Seed purchase

Great seeds. Great service

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Scott Loren

Well preserved

Wonderfully packaged moist viable seed

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Vicki Behrens

Definitely fresh viable seed!

Upon receipt, seed was moist...and even had 3 seeds sprouting in the package due to the 3 days transit in the mail. Can't wait to see what the final product turns out to be!

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Alexandre Roy

The true one

It is clear that these seeds are the best if you cannot find any wild rice on your territory. They clearly seal the seed right after harvesting them and they are all very viable!
Carefull because there dormancy may be already be broken from sleep when they arrivr to you! It is a while since they are fridge and they smell the fresh air of where they come from.
There are alot of scam online for wild rice seeds. These ones are the real ones you want to plant. They are not cut, pure and ready for sowing.

Wild Rice Seeds 1.0
Review By Alexandre Roy

Nothing recieved

I didn't get anything yet

OK, please send an Email to sales@everwilde.com with your order number, and we'll get you taken care of!

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Jason Gayton

Great

arrived promptly and all germinated

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Alexandra C

Arrived Quickly and well packaged :)

Would buy from this website again. Seed packets arrived well packaged and in a timely manner. Good information on packages. Good price for the seeds as well :)
Now to wait for spring to see how well they germinate ...:)

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Ash

Perfect!

Arrived quickly in special packaging with care and planting instructions.

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Pamela Paskell

Wild Rice Seeds Sprouting

Fast shipping. Wild Rice seeds were sprouting in their bag! I already have them planted in their starting bowl!

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Stacey Osgood

Wild rice seeds

Seeds came in great shape already starting to sprout! They are vigorous seedlings in no time!

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Al McEnhill

wild rice

I ordered in spring rather than last fall. my bad. spring pond is high this year, so I thought I'd try again. pond is heavy duck & goose haven. lost of nesting and fall feeding. get our limit every time. seed cam in ready & it was still cold >30°. hoping for good start this year.

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By SAMUEL DIXON

Great

Fast delivery
Helpful instructions
Next year i plan on ordering more
Thanks

Wild Rice Seeds 5.0
Review By Wendy O'Neill

Fast and love the packaging!!

Everything I ordered arrived quickly. The packages are spectacular! So much information on all of them!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~25 Seeds) $3.75 Notify Me
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 Notify Me
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $12.00 Notify Me
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $36.00 Notify Me
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DESCRIPTION

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Known for its delicious nutty flavor, this black rice-like seed is popular for gourmet soups or pilaf. This robust aquatic grass grows best in shallow water without much current.
Historically, this wild rice seed for sale had great importance to various Native American tribes who highly revered it as a part of their culture; it also provides a crucial food source for ducks and other wildfowl. In recent times, this "caviar of grains" has been commercially produced for culinary purposes. In some regions, the law requires that the harvest be done in the traditional way with canoes and two long sticks. The species name "aquatica" in Zizania aquatica comes from the Latin meaning "of the water."

You can also view our other wetland grass seeds.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In order to germinate, this seed needs to experience cold temperatures for approximately 2 months. To accomplish this naturally, plant the wild rice seed in late fall, pressing it lightly into the surface. Make sure the seeds are covered with at least 2" of water, but not much more since sunlight will help the seeds germinate.

Growing: As the seedlings develop, the depth of water can gradually be increased. Keep in mind that the young plants may need to be protected from wild fowl, who love to eat them. Mature plants grow best in water ranging from 1/2 - 3 feet deep, though 1 1/2 feet deep produces the healthiest plants. Slowly flowing water is preferred over stagnant water. As well as being an important food source for ducks and other wild birds, this plant makes an excellent addition to water gardens and wetland restoration projects.

Seed Saving: As the wild rice seed ripens, it will turn from green to nearly black; watch it carefully to prevent loss, since it easily drops from the stem when fully ripe. Carefully strip the ripe seed from the stem or shake the plant gently over a container. Continue harvesting from the plant periodically as the seeds gradually ripen. Do not allow the harvested seed to dry out, since this can damage its viability. Store the seed submerged in water in a very cool place; replace the water occasionally. Plant as soon as possible for best germination.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Annual Wildrice

Latin Name:

Zizania aquatica - Sold Out till Fall 2022

Species Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge

Type: Native Grasses, Cool Season

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 120

Stratification: No Stratification (Seed from us has been Pre-Stratified)

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 100 Inches

Color: Green, Brown

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Reviews

4.69
Global Rating: 4.69 from 13 reviews
5.0

Review By michael ware

Seed purchase

Great seeds. Great service

5.0

Review By Scott Loren

Well preserved

Wonderfully packaged moist viable seed

5.0

Review By Vicki Behrens

Definitely fresh viable seed!

Upon receipt, seed was moist...and even had 3 seeds sprouting in the package due to the 3 days transit in the mail. Can't wait to see what the final product turns out to be!

5.0

Review By Alexandre Roy

The true one

It is clear that these seeds are the best if you cannot find any wild rice on your territory. They clearly seal the seed right after harvesting them and they are all very viable!
Carefull because there dormancy may be already be broken from sleep when they arrivr to you! It is a while since they are fridge and they smell the fresh air of where they come from.
There are alot of scam online for wild rice seeds. These ones are the real ones you want to plant. They are not cut, pure and ready for sowing.

1.0

Review By Alexandre Roy

Nothing recieved

I didn't get anything yet

OK, please send an Email to sales@everwilde.com with your order number, and we'll get you taken care of!

5.0

Review By Jason Gayton

Great

arrived promptly and all germinated

5.0

Review By Alexandra C

Arrived Quickly and well packaged :)

Would buy from this website again. Seed packets arrived well packaged and in a timely manner. Good information on packages. Good price for the seeds as well :)
Now to wait for spring to see how well they germinate ...:)

5.0

Review By Ash

Perfect!

Arrived quickly in special packaging with care and planting instructions.

5.0

Review By Pamela Paskell

Wild Rice Seeds Sprouting

Fast shipping. Wild Rice seeds were sprouting in their bag! I already have them planted in their starting bowl!

5.0

Review By Stacey Osgood

Wild rice seeds

Seeds came in great shape already starting to sprout! They are vigorous seedlings in no time!

5.0

Review By Al McEnhill

wild rice

I ordered in spring rather than last fall. my bad. spring pond is high this year, so I thought I'd try again. pond is heavy duck & goose haven. lost of nesting and fall feeding. get our limit every time. seed cam in ready & it was still cold >30°. hoping for good start this year.

5.0

Review By SAMUEL DIXON

Great

Fast delivery
Helpful instructions
Next year i plan on ordering more
Thanks

5.0

Review By Wendy O'Neill

Fast and love the packaging!!

Everything I ordered arrived quickly. The packages are spectacular! So much information on all of them!