Ooba is a medium grained upland rice with red kernels. Developed in Hungary in the early 60’s, this variety also is high in protein (11%). The plants reached 3 1/2 foot tall and had some lodging problems mid-summer when the derecho storm blew through August 10th 2020. I always tie up my trial plots which at least keeps the rice panicles from getting into the dirt. Ooba began flowering on July 16th at 55 days from transplanting in late May. I harvested on August 27th (97 days from transplanting). The yield was a little over 6 pounds of paddy per 100 square foot bed. Ooba is fully awned.
I will be adding a flavor profile sometime this winter.