(Sesamum indicum) [Thomas Jefferson was an enthusiastic sesame grower. Thanks to Monticello for our seedstock.] 150 days. Vigorous, heat-loving plants. Direct seed or transplant after last danger of frost. Space plants at 8-24 in. 6-ft. tall plants may benefit from staking. Harvest either by cutting stalks when there are more brown pods than green and standing them upright to dry, or by cutting dry stalks with open pods. Turn dry stalks upside down over a tarp or cloth, shake seeds out, and winnow. Pkt. (1.5 g, 450 seeds)
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Grains & Cover Crops

Our Grain Growing Guide covers Amaranth, Rice, and Sorghum. See variety descriptions for other crops on this page.
Corn is listed separately from these grains. Seed for grain corn can be found here as dent, flint, and flour corn, as gourdseed corn, and as popcorn.