Hulless Spring Oats

Avena nuda               100 days

hulless oats BG 1 1000 by 750This variety of Spring oats is much easier to de-hull than most standard oats which are typically grown in the North as a nurse crop or for animal feed and straw. It is an excellent eating variety and good for rolling or as cut oats. Oats are the highest in protein and the lowest in carbohydrates of all the cereal grains. it also produces a large amount of dry biomass for the compost pile. This variety grows around 4′ tall and is benefited by support from a trellis and twine system around the periphery of the bed to discourage lodging. I broadcast the grain onto the beds surface and lightly chop in using a heavy rake. They like more water than most cereal grains and prefer cool growing conditions. I start my oats in early April and harvest in the middle of July. Spacing for the seed should be approx. 5″ apart. Spring oats will not survive temperatures below 10 degrees F.

We routinely run these through a small hand-crank flaker to make incredible fresh oat meal. I purchased my flaker online from The Whole Truth (

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8 Responses to Hulless Spring Oats

  1. Amy says:

    Do you have any of the hulless spring oats and bere barley available for purchase? Thanks so much!

  2. Rune Dahlgreen says:

    This is just the right species of oats I was looking for. Are these seeds organic? Do you think it would be possible to grow this naked spring oat in mid-Finland, North Karelia?

    • John Sherck says:

      This is my own seed and I do grow using organic methods. I am not sure how they would do in your region. They are spring planted and mature fairly quickly.

      • Rune Dahlgreen says:

        Hi John,
        Thanks that sounds perfect. I have to figure out my plan for this year, but maybe I will be interested in buying these seeds this year (I will know soon enough). Do you send to Denmark?

  3. Joe DeLong says:

    Hi would be interested in ordering in November, enough to seed up to 1/2 acre. Can you put my name on the list for November? Will this grow in St. John, WA? What is a bulk price for 1/4 to 1/2 acre? Do you offer bulk seed price? If so, how much for that much seed? Where did this seed originate from?

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