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    Anyone know of a seed source for hulless oats here instate?
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    Have not heard of any myself, most nuda are late season and may not reach maturity. Tibor, Pennuda and Paul are high yield/acre but again real late. Might check Canada, they have 14 registered hulless oats varieties. Do you want to grow the for food or feed?

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    Primary intent is as cover crop on a patch of fallow ground, so full maturity isn't critical, but thought it would be nice to try some hulless in the event we get lucky and have a long season, then I might harvest some for the kitchen.
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    How about growing wheat? Better chance at a harvest and there's nothing like homemade bread from your own grain. Thought about the oats and another hulless that should be an easier find would be streaker. Think it's a 110 day grain. If you can get it in early you might get a crop. Harvest a little wet if you have to, bring it in and run some air over it.

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    Streaker is pretty easy to find Outside, and that's what I had my eye on. Wasn't sure if anyone was sourcing anything in AK tho. I think oats will do well on this particular site. Tho it's starting to come along, the soil's still on the poor, acidic side of the spectrum. I like to eat oats. Also, I think oats are just plain pretty to look at.
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    Maybe check the Alaska plant materials center. I don't know what all they produce, but it might be worth checking out.

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    I don't know of any local source, and I am not sure of variety, but I do know people in Fairbanks that have gotten decent yields from hulless oats. They have also had inconsistent results with regards to whether or not the oats are actually hulless.

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    Dog and Dan, thanks for the input. Have had no joy locating seed in AK, so will source some 'Streaker' from Outside and see what happens.
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