Opium poppy seeds have many uses ranging from baking to making a relaxing, natural tea. The seeds are widely available in any grocery store. Not all poppy seeds are opium poppy seeds. Opium poppy seeds look quite different from many of the seeds in the stores. Watch out for the very dark almost black seeds as these are only useful for baking.
Two kinds of opium poppy seeds stand out, the Oriental or ‘Blue Poppy Seed’ and the Indian White. As you can see, these opium poppy seeds are a long way from the almost black seeds you get in the grocery store. Either of the seeds below will be fine for planting.
Oriental Opium Poppy Seed
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Indian White Opium Poppy Seed
There are several hundred seeds in a gram of opium poppy seeds. To start growing you only need a few grams of seeds. There are several varieties of opium poppy seeds. You will need to determine what works best in your area. The different varieties of opium poppy seeds just give different traits like pod size and flower color. As long as you get papaver somniferum you will be fine. Opium poppy seeds can be stored for 2-5 years.