Buckwheat Seeds

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Buckwheat provides quick soil cover and weed suppression for short-season cover. Abundant blooms attract beneficial insects and pollinators. Buckwheat thrives in nutrient-poor soils. A dense, fibrous root system loosens topsoil and prevents erosion. Buckwheat is easy to kill, making it an ideal cover crop and green manure for home gardens. (Fagopyrum esculentem)
Zones 2 - 10
Bee Friendly
Attract Birds
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Easy To Grow
Soil Enhancer
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 24-48" tall
Bloom TimeEarly summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
2-4’ tall and wide. Neither drought-tolerant nor cold-hardy, buckwheat is a quick-growing cover crop often planted between summer crops or during the shoulder seasons. Plants can mature in as little as six weeks. Plant residues breakdown quickly in soils, releasing nutrients for subsequent crops. Rejuvenates soils by taking up phosphorous and minor nutrients, particularly calcium, which are released during decomposition. Produces dense stands to shade-out annual weeds. Buckwheat can become weedy if allowed to go to seed. Kill plants within 7 to 10 days after flowering begins. Cut stems below ground with a sharp spade or mow just above ground level and incorporate vegetation into the soil. Allow buckwheat to decompose for 2-3 weeks before seeding a new crop.
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Associated SKUsAM016034
AM012279 (1 Pound)
AM012280 (5 Pounds)
AM012281 (10 Pounds)
AM012282 (50 Pounds)
AM012283 (1/4 Pound)
AM015544 (25 Pounds)
Botanical Name
Fagopyrum esculentum
Common Name
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle
Bloom Time
Early summer
Flower Color
Mature Height
24-48" tall
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Grass Type
Warm Season
Seeds Per Pound
1/4 lb covers 180 sq ft
1 lb covers 725 sq ft
5 lb covers 3,630 sq ft
10 lb covers 7,260 sq ft
25 lb covers 18,150 sq ft
50 lb covers 36,300 sq ft
60 lb covers 1 acre (43,560 sq ft)
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Neonicotinoid Free
Bee Friendly, Attract Birds, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Soil Enhancer
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Weed suppressor.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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