Open Pollinated

Buckwheat

NZ $2.95

Description

The seeds of Buckwheat are highly nutritious and a valued grain wheat which can be ground into flour, used for sprouting, as a green manure or cover crop.  Popular with early settlers and cowboys in the USA for pancakes.  Grows with the shaped leaves and fragrant white flowers in clusters, which are popular with bees because of their long flowering season.  Sow thinly direct in position chosen for the plants to grow.

Maturity 90 days from direct sowing.

 

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Fagopyrum esculentum

Information

OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION Height PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
20 14 40cm-icon 40cm Warmer Temps 2.3 300 Direct Sow-icon Direct Sow Gourmet Vegetable-icon Gourmet Vegetable

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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