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Linseed, flax (Linum usitatissimum)

Linseed, flax (Linum usitatissimum)
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Seed quantity:
500 Pcs.
Botanical name:
L. crepitans, L. humile, Linum usitatissimum


Linseed (flax) is one of the oldest cultivated plants and produces linseed oil and flax/ linen fibres. Linseed oil is extracted from the seeds and is extremely rich in Omega-3 acids. Outside the kitchen, the refined oil is also used in the
production of paint, soap and printing ink.

Flax, more commonly known as 'linen', is thought to be one of the first plants whose fibres were used in the textile industry, and linen is as popular as ever, as an elegant, yet natural and breezy fabric for summer garments. Amazingly, the plant is also used as insulation material, upholstery filler and in painting canvases, book binding and the shoe industry.

The cultivation of linseed is simple and straightforward. For a successful harvest, the crop only requires regular watering before and during the flowering period (mid June).

Package with approx. 500 linseed, flax seeds

Growing instructions

Flax plants grow well on light, well-aerated, not too nutrient-rich soils.
The seeds can be sown in rows 20-30cm apart and 2-3cm deep, from mid-March until the end of April, as they are very resistant to frost.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
20–100 cm
Root system :
Deep roots
Flower colour:
Pink, Violet, White, hellblau
Flowering period :
August, July, June
Water requirements:
Watering during dry periods
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
–5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
April, March
Sowing depth:
2 – 3 cm
Planting distance approx.:
20 – 30 cm
Maturation time (days):
110 – 120
Main harvest:
August, September

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Faserlein, Flachs, Saat–Lein, Öllein


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