Common Oat Avena sativa

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Botanical Name:

Avena sativa

Family:

Poaceae

Genus:

Avena

Species:

sativa

Common Name:

Common Oat

Seeds Per Pound:
14,528
Quantity:
11.94 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
56
Germination:
90%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
2 feet
Collection Locale:
Pennsylvania
Crop Year:
2021
In Stock: 11.94 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$1.95
1 oz
$4.95
1 lb
$9.50
1 kg
$15.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Sow seed in Spring, lightly cover with soil.
In a Nutshell:
* The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other cereals and pseudocereals). While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed. Oats are a nutrient-rich food associated with lower blood cholesterol when consumed regularly. more...
* Oats are an easily grown crop that succeeds in any moderately fertile soil in full sun. They prefer a poor dry soil and tolerate cool moist conditions.
* The seed ripens in the latter half of summer and, when harvested and dried, can store for several years. It has a floury texture and a mild, somewhat creamy flavour. It can be used as a staple food crop in either savoury or sweet dishes. Used as a cereal, it is probably best known as the breakfast cereal porridge but it can also be used in many other ways. more...
The common oat ( Avena sativa ) is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other grains). While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats , one of the most common uses is as livestock feed. Oats make up a part of the daily diet of horses , about 20% of daily intake or smaller, and are regularly fed to cattle as well. Oats are also used in some brands of dog food and chicken feed. Oat seeds are commonly marketed as cat grass to cat enthusiasts, since cats readily harvest and eat tender young oat, wheat, and some other grass sprouts. [ citation needed ]
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Physical Characteristics  Avena sativa is a ANNUAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in). It is hardy to zone 2 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very acid soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Avena sativa L.
common oat
AVSA

Summary
Duration Annual
Growth Habit Graminoid
Native Status L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), CAN (W), GL (W), SPM (W)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Bunch
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.3
pH, Maximum 8.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 25
Precipitation, Maximum 100
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 8
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 19400
Seed Spread Rate None
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain Yes
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
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