Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
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Linseed, oilseed flax (Linum usitatissimum L.)


  • Annual
  • Leaves: sessile, linear to lanceolate, thin wax layer
  • Height: up to about 80-120 cm
  • Flowers: white to purple
  • Root: taproot with partly strong lateral roots


Environmental needs:

  • Sensitive to soil compaction and capping
  • Not suitable for heavy, humus-rich soils
  • Requires little water
  • Sensitive to frost < -5 °C



  • Component in catch crop mixtures
  • Oil and fibre production


Green manure:

  • Good weed suppressant

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