Kenaf Seeds and Books
Provider of introductory and commercial quantities of kenaf seeds, fiber, wood core throughout the US. Research and Development of seed varieties that can grow in all USA latitudes. Sharing successful actions and useful information throughout the industry via web site, books, consulting,networking.
Kenaf Partners USA started out in 2017 to discover the successful actions in the kenaf supply chain and share it with others. Since that time, 39 varieties of kenaf have been tested for seed germination, fiber and hurd yield, and locations where mature and viable seed can be grown. Starting out this way it has been discovered that demand is much higher than the supply in the US. In order to meet the demands my focus has been on addressing the three bottlenecks. 1.seed supply 2. processing equipment 3. harvesting equipment (seed-fiber-hurd). As of 23 August 2022 we now have the partnerships to provide these and begin to scale up to meet the ever growing demands.
Founder , CEO Kenaf Partners USA
Kenaf Partners USA is a group of connected expert individuals and companies throughout the USA and around the globe. We recognize the potential and importance of kenaf and are dedicated to our specialty in the kenaf industry and supply support chain. My part is at the forefront providing information through books and useful advice for your kenaf business adventure, high quality kenaf seed, high quality fiber and wood core to meet the various specifications of buyers.
One pound is approximately 11,000 seeds and when growing in latitudes 34 N and south for seed yield this is enough for 1/2 acre or if you are growing primarily for fiber 1 pound is enough for 1/20 of an acre. See full details in "Unlocking the mysteries of Kenaf" for more details. All orders of 5 lbs. or more will get a free digital copy of this book.
Germination rate 85%. Seed yield approximately 1lb./plant when utilizing the recommended protocols in the book.
Whitten kenaf is a Medium Maturing variety with nutritious and tangy tasting leaves (55-60 days after germination), excellent fibers (our samples in the photos above), wood core and seed oil and seed meal. Our USDA approved lab reports for kenaf seed meal at 35% protein and our seed oil at 29.5%. Seed meal for bakery products. Seed oil for tinctures, penetration and preservative oil (twice the penetration of industrial hemp). With over 25,000 different uses new partners and customers are introducing kenaf material to their product lines and finding uses for it with new products.
Estimated stalk height in northern climates 8-10 feet. Southern climates 12-14 feet. 200,000 stalks/acre and a minimum of 4 tons fiber and wood core yield/acre dry weight.
This seed is in stock and 1 year old, good for planting in 2022. Free shipping to continental US addresses only.
Onaway, Michigan 49765