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Old variety originating from west of France.
Quick growing with a short thick stem with yellowy green foliage.
Best for Autumn cropping as it is not very hardy.
The seed head rests on a tall stem and will shatter, releasing seeds as they dry.
When the seeds blacken with the flowers, cut off the stem and place upside down in a bag. Leave for about 3 weeks then sieve and winnow.
Store in an airtight container.