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Oats

Avena sativa

Also known as

Red Oat, Side Oat, Tree Oat, Cultivated Oats, Common Oats, Naked Oats, Oats cereal crop

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

10cm

1m

Min

30cm

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

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Oats Overview

Oats are a tall growing cereal grain, whose seed is used to produce flour and rolled oats is one of the main ingredients in breakfast cereal. Oats have various uses, including culinary, medicinal, green manure, compost, and animal fodder. "Kompasberg" oats are high yielding and are not susceptible to most pests.

Common problems with Oats

Moderately susceptible to stem rust and moderately resistant to crown rust.

    Oats Companion Plants

    Strawberries, sweet peppers, eggplant, tomatoes

    How to harvest Oats

    Leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season, seeds ripen 6-8 months after planting.

    How to propagate Oats

    Seed

    Sow seeds in Autumn, 2-5 cm deep, in rows 50-100 cm apart in dry areas and 30-50 cm apart in areas with regular rainfall or irrigation. Can also be grown as Summer crop and sow seeds in Spring.

    Other uses of Oats

    Culinary, medicinal, green manure, compost, animal fodder

    Edible

    The leaves and seeds are edible. The seed is used to produce flour and rolled oats are one of the main ingredients in breakfast cereal.