Buckwheat Seed, 50 Lb Bag

  • Ingredients: Buckwheat
  • Details

Buckwheat is a warm-season, broadleaf annual with superficial surface roots, a weak tap root and erect, reddish stems. It grows best in soils with light to medium texture and good drainage and will tolerate moderately acidic soils. It is an excellent plant for bee pasture and insectary gardens. It can also be grown as a cover crop to prevent erosion and improve soil aggregate stability. Buckwheat grows in the shortest time period of all cover crops. It has historically been used as feed for cattle, pigs and chickens.  It should be ground and mixed with other grains when fed to livestock, and comprise no more than one-third of the mixture.

  • Will tolerate moderately acidic soils
  • Can be grown as a cover crop
  • Excellent suppressor of weeds
  • Used for wildlife food plots
  • Excellent plant for bees and pollinators


  • Disease Resistance: Very good
  • Seeding Rate: 50-60 LBS./Acre
  • Planting Season: Late Spring
  • Planting Depth: 1 - 1.5 inches