Richters ProGrowers Info

Richters ProGrowers Info

  Borage (Borago officinalis )
Market Products:   (seed, herb, flower, root);   (herb, flower, root),   (seed);     Market size: 5,000 hectares (world); 2,000 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices stable, acreage up
Culture Seed density: 50 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: best in well-drained, fertile, moist soil, but tolerates most soils, pH 5-8   Crop duration: 1 year
      Sowing rate: 5-17 kg/ha   Planting: sow direct in late spring in rows 45-90cm apart, 30-45cm within rows.   Yield: dry flower 300kg/ha; fresh flower 1,000-5,000kg/ha; seed 90-450kg/ha.   Pests: few problems   Diseases: few problems.   Buyers want: 24% gamma lineolenic acid content in seed oil.  
  Sowing rate: 50-80g/1000plants.   Planting: sow direct in pots or plugs.   Seeds to saleable plants: 6 weeks.  
– Dried Production     – Fresh Production     – Oil Production     – Potted Plant Production    

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