Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a warm-season cover crop that is unrivaled in its ability to quickly germinate, suppress weeds, and produce tilth-building biomass. Lightning-fast growth out competes most warm-weather weeds. Maturing in just 30-45 days, multiple sowings can take place throughout the main growing season. Buckwheat flowers are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. A phosphorus accumulator: mature plants incorporated into the soil makes previously insoluble phosphorus bio-available to the following crop. Quick to break down in warm weather when tilled in. Provides abundant easy-to-thresh, edible seed!
30-45 days. Annual