Buckwheat

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a warm-season cover crop that is unrivaled in its ability to quickly germinate, suppress weeds, and produce tilth-building biomass. Lightning-fast growth out competes most warm-weather weeds. Maturing in just 30-45 days, multiple sowings can take place throughout the main growing season. Buckwheat flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. A phosphorus accumulator: mature plants incorporated into the soil makes previously insoluble phosphorus bio-available to the following crop. Quick to break down in warm weather when tilled in. Provides abundant easy-to-thresh, edible seed!

30-45 days. Annual.

Seeds are certified organic.

Size: Packet: 125 seeds (3.5 grams), OG

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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a warm-season cover crop that is unrivaled in its ability to quickly germinate, suppress weeds, and produce tilth-building biomass. Lightning-fast growth out competes most warm-weather weeds. Maturing in just 30-45 days, multiple sowings can take place throughout the main growing season. Buckwheat flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. A phosphorus accumulator: mature plants incorporated into the soil makes previously insoluble phosphorus bio-available to the following crop. Quick to break down in warm weather when tilled in. Provides abundant easy-to-thresh, edible seed!

30-45 days. Annual.
Seeds are certified organic.

Common Name:
Buckwheat
Scientific Name:
Fagopyrum esculentum
Description:
A fast growing, weed suppressing, summer cover crop with nutritious edible seeds. Bees love the flowers.
Plant Lifespan:
Annual
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 10a
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Spring-Summer
Seeding Depth:
Surface - 1/2 in.
Days to Sprout:
3-7
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
80
Plant Spacing:
6-12 in.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
80-100

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