• Scientific name: Fagopyrum esculentum
  • Performs well on low fertility soil
  • Frequently used as a cover crop
  • Avoid droughty or excessively wet soils
  • Sold in 50 pound bags

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


Buckwheat seed (Fagopyrum esculentum) is widely grown as a grain forage crop, bee pasture, and soil improving cover crop. It is a warm season grain with a rapid and dense growth. Often used in rotation with vegetables.

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is often grown to attract beneficial insects and as pasture for honey bees.

Planting Instructions:

Seeding rate:

50-60 lb./acre drilled
96 lbs/acre  broadcast

Planting Depth:

1/2 – 1 inch

Avg. 14,800 seeds/lb.

Performs well on low fertility soil but not droughty or excessively wet soils. 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.

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