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Buckwheat Seeds

SKU: AM016034
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1/4 pound
1 pound
5 pounds $5.09/lb
10 pounds $4.25/lb
25 pounds $3.74/lb
50 pounds $3.40/lb
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Fagopyrum esculentum
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
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)
Bee Friendly, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Soil Enhancing


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.