Oats, Cayuse (Milky Oats) (Avena sativa) seed, organic

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Family: Grass (Poaceae)

Annual or overwintering annual hardy to zone 7 to 12

Cayuse Oats (Avena sativa)  may be sown fall or spring.  Produces lots of biomass for building soil.  This is a good kind for production of milky oats herb.  Traditional usage (TWM):  Sedative, anxiolytic, anticholesterolemic.  Sow 3 lbs per 1,000 square feet; 60 lbs per acre.  Grows to 5 feet tall.

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  1. Question

    Newbie

    Hi. This may be a silly question but can you eat these? Everything I’ve seen lists these as an animal food. Also, does this produce an actual oat like I could make oatmeal? Or is it for making milky tea? And, I’ve heard this is good to plant beside peas to use as a trellis for the peas? Is that correct ? Thank you!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Newbie,
      Peas will climb up oats. THese oats are the same as what you eat as oat meal except they have not been rolled. THese make good milky oats for tea or tincturing. I have a whole field of peas and oats right now–it was my garden last year and will be again.
      Richo

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  2. Question

    Nick Notaro

    I am looking for a variety of avena sativa that contains the most avenacosides A and B, avenanthramides, and other nutrients, where does the cayuse rank in this category and which variety of avena sativa would supply this? Also what is cayuse? Is it a variety or something else? Also are there more nutrients present in the grass before the oat seeds form (pre milky stage) or during the milky stage. My goal is to grow and harvest the young grass for the most nutrient density. How do I get the most bioavailability out of the oat grass? I heard fermentation is the best method, do you know how I could do this? I plan to low temp dry the grass and powder it and add it to water. Do you have any advice for the best way to air dry and store the grass to preserve and prevent mold formation once cut and “processed.” Does the cayuse oat grass prevent crown rust or other infections? Any and all information you have would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Nick,
      Cayuse is a variety. The species name “sativa” means “cultivated.” The bigger extraction companies have reviewed the different cultivars (varieties) and determined that Cayuse is the best–thats why we grow and sell this type. In terms of extraction, my advice is to harvest fruits during milky stage and make a tincture. You can also dry the milky oat fruits and make a tea. This is the most nutrient-dense part harvested at the most active time. You can find exacting directions in my book “making plant medicine.”
      Richo

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  3. Question

    Sandy

    Hi, I am trying to rebuild the soil which has been stripped of on development. What is best to sow?
    Thank you for your help! Sandy

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Sandy, In that situation, probably best to scatter a little compost, spread RED CLOVER, rake and tamp. Red clover seems to rebuild the soil faster than anything. Oats in this case not a good quick fix.
      Richo

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    • Art (verified owner)

      I have some oat seed packed for use in 2018, are they still viable to plant this spring?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      definitely

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    • Rebecca

      I have rust on my oats. There is often a little on the lower leaves but it is on the seed as well this year. Is this at all harmful for consumption and is it still possible to use for medicine? Thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi there, I’m not familiar with this problem. Most of us hand-harvest the seed at milky stage. Harvest only healthy seeds. Richo

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  4. Question

    Laura Kalognomos

    how many seeds do you think roughly, comes in a packet of the oat seeds?, and also, they are good for milky oat tops right? i am purchasing so i can gift my classmates some seeds along with some medicine i have made from milky oats for as part of my project for herb school!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Laura,
      Thanks for staying in touch. 1 packet (5g) of oat seeds contains appx. 170 seeds. Yes, this is the type for “milky oats.”
      Richo

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    • Carl (verified owner)

      This Cayuse (Avena sativa) can be use as a tea for drinking?

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, this is the type that is used for making milky oats extract, oat straw, etc. Don’t panic, its organic!

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    • leila rezvani

      hi there! we graded a new plot with river sand and added a good layer of aged manure compost but it’s still pretty sandy. in your experience, do milky oats do OK in sandy soil?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi, Frankly this sounds like a good substrate for most plants I know. People don’t work with sand enough. As long as the plot stays moist until the seedlings get their roots down, then sandy should be fine. r

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