Fibre Flax Seed
Fibre Flax Linore is a winter-hardy variety grown on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. We sourced the original organic seed from Fibrevolution, which was traditionally grown in the Pacific Northwest and revived by Oregon State University (OSU) with lineage to Agatha, a traditional textile flax from the Netherlands. Planting: sow densely and directly onto a firm planting bed in early spring or fall and press to make good contact with moistened soil. You may cover the seed bed lightly with Remay or 1/2 inch of soil to keep young plants from drying out and birds away. Grow in well-drained soil with a pH of 5 - 7. The densely sown seed will produce up to 32" tall, fibrous stems—harvest between 90 and 100 days. Flax is frost and "mild winter" hardy once established and can be planted in the fall for cover crops. Flax can be cut for fresh or dried flower arrangements and is remarkably strong when used in various textile projects.