Buckwheat

Buckwheat
Fagopyrum esculentum

A versatile crop grown for seed/grain, as a green manure, bee pasture or for chook feed/grazing. Fast growing plants choke out weeds. For green manure simply cut and dig in 2-3 weeks prior to sowing next crop. For grain: seed does not ripen uniformly; harvest once majority of seed has ripened (turning brown), seed separates and threshes easily, dehull. Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, seeds used sprouted or as a flour. 250 seeds, covers 17-20 m2 Not to WA.

Price: $3.50