Farm Seed Grains Buckwheat

Buckwheat (Common)

Organic Cover Crop Seed

Product ID: 966G

Fast summer green manure.

Buckwheat is widely grown as a grain crop, bee pasture, soil improving cover crop and as wildlife cover. It is a warm season grain which grows rapidly during the summer and several crops per year may be had with proper management. This rapid and dense growth chokes out weeds and is used in crop-free fields in rotation with vegetables. Buckwheat is often grown to attract beneficial insects and as pasture for honey bees. Sow in late May through July and till in about a month later, when flowering has begun. For grain harvest, sow 3 months before fall frost. Harvest after killing frost. Planting rate: 2-3 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (60 lb./acre), one-fifth less when planting for grain harvest. Blue label/Certified seed. Organically grown. Avg. 14,800 seeds/lb.

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$5.75
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$16.90
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$44.00
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$79.50
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With a preferred pH of 5.0-7.0, buckwheat will grow in a wide variety of soils, but will not grow where wet. It will outcompete weeds in fields with high weed seed densities. Must be mowed/harrowed or otherwise incorporated before seed is mature; otherwise it may become a weed. For grain harvest, be aware that the grains (groats) do not ripen uniformly. Cut the plants when 80-90% of the seeds have matured (turned brown). There will still be green leaves and perhaps some blossoms at the top of the plant when they are cut. It is preferable to harvest the grain when ready, and not let the plant spend excess time standing as this results in high seed loss. Once threshed, remove as much green plant material as possible, as this can shorten the grain's life by overheating.
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CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time, rate, and depth specified in the product description.
FOR GREEN MANURE: Till in at any growth stage.
FOR ORNAMENTAL USE OR GRAIN HARVEST: Cut the plants near the base when most of the green color has turned brown and the seeds are hardening (no longer milky).
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed in our cover crops comparison chart.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Fagopyrum esculentum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
35-42 bloom, 70-84 grain production
Life Cycle ID
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Attracts Beneficial Insects