These fields in Germany – a rarity. For the cultivation of somnolent poppy requires special permission from the authorities.
Witten • Germany is now everywhere bloom variety McIntosh: wild al – rhoeas, as well as numerous ornamental species and cultivated for seed somnolent poppy. As captured in these photos, the Agency dpa, taken near the town of Witten in North Rhine – Westphalia.
However, these purple fields in Germany – a rarity. For the cultivation of somnolent poppy (Schlafmohn) – even the most minimal amounts (!) – need the permission of Federal Agency for control over traffic of opiates (Bundesopiumstelle). Only allowed for the cultivation of three varieties with a very low content of opium. All plantations are strictly controlled.
Get the seeds go to the production of poppy oil and confectionery, for example, cakes with poppy – makovnikov ‘ (Mohnkuchen). Every year in Germany is used for this purpose, a total of 8,000 tons of poppy seeds.