Buckwheat

Fagopyrum esculentum

$1.35 /lb

TYPE:

Annual

HEIGHT:

2 - 3 feet

HABITAT:

Grows best in soils with light to medium texture and good drainage

DAYS TO MATURITY:

70-90 days

SEEDING RATE:

50 lbs per acre with approximately 20,000 seeds per lb.

Buckwheat is a fast growing annual that makes a great food source for pollinating insects, doves, wild turkey, quail, pheasants, grouse, and waterfowl. It's a good seed producer and cover crop that can be planted late in the summer when it's too late for any other seed crop.

Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).

Plant in late spring into summer. Drill 50 lbs of seed per acre 1” to 1 1/2” deep or spin spread 60 to 70 lbs per acre. If spin spread, harrow to cover seed. With either method roll if possible. Spread 100 to 200 lbs of 46-0-0 fertilizer.