Buckwheat in a field


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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentem) is an annual broadleaf grain known for quick growth, ease of establishment, and weed suppression. 

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Buckwheat is a multi-purpose grain which has been used for hundreds of years. It is very sensitive to cold and easily killed by frost. Buckwheat also is very adapted to a wide range of soils.

We sell Mancan and common buckwheat. Manchan is known for its larger leaves and stems. It is also very vigorous.

Planting Information

Seeding Rate40–90 lbs./ac
Planting Dateslate spring through early fall
Planting Zones (map) green
Planting Depth1/2–1"
Optimal pH Range5.4–6.5
map of buckwheat planting area