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Poppy seeds: gray gold from the Waldviertel

In the Austrian Waldviertel, where poppy seeds are grown on a large scale, the landscape blooms in beautiful red in springtime. Poppy cultivation has a long tradition here. Poppy cultivation in the Waldviertel dates back to the 13th century.  Monks brought the “gray gold” from the Mediterranean to the Waldviertel and used it as a medicinal