Avena nuda. Naked oats anyone? This is the variety to try if you want to grow and process a small plot of oats. It is early, high yielding, has a good sized seed and is somewhat resistant to lodging (falling over). The best part is the fact that it is easier to thresh than most other oats. Try placing the ripe heads on a ridged boot mat and stomping on them. Once the seeds are free of the heads, you can cook them like rice, grind into flour, or roll or cut for oatmeal. 100 days.