Blue Breadseed Poppy
This is the source for those blue-black poppy seeds you see on everything from muffins to bagels, and as filling in pastries. (A nutritious flavor-boosting sprinkle on noodles and veggies as well.) the seeds can also be pressed for a delicious and healthful oil, now that home oil presses are available. Seedheads hold on to the seeds rather than scattering them in the wind, the result of selection by centuries of peasant farmers in Hungary, who have grown as a traditional source of oil and nut substitute in cooking.
Like other somniferum poppies, these need cool soil and light for germination. Prepare a bed with good fertility and fine texture. Tamp the surface, scatter the seed, and rake in very lightly. Thin to 18"-24" apart; crowded plants will be stunted, so allow adequate space.