“The Other Canola”, Camelina is an oilseed crop that has been grown in the Mediterranean for several thousand years. Cold-hardy and easy to grow, harvest and thresh. Great potential for vegetable oil production in the Pacific Northwest. High in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids but can be heated in cooking, unlike flax. You would need an oil press to utilize the oil; however, Camelina seed is also an excellent addition to poultry feed. Packets are 3 grams and contain a minimum of 1,500 seeds.
Sesame - Kingoma
A tan variety, good for all edible uses; can also be pressed into oil. Earlier to mature than many sesame varieties but still recommended to be grown in a hoophouse in our climate. Interesting 3' tall plants, with trumpet flowers and fat seed pods. When dry, seeds shake right out of the pods by turning the plants upside down ("open sesame"). Prefers rich soil and extra calcium. Start indoors and transplant when weather is reliably warm.