Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum - Boekweit - Buchweizen - Sarrasin
Sowing rate
25-30 kg/ha
Till mid autumn
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
Like cereals
Annual plant

Buckwheat is raised for grain where the growing season is short, either because it is used as a second crop in the season or because the climate is limiting. Buckwheat can be cover crop in summer to fit a small slot of warm season for establishment. It establishes quickly, which suppresses summer weeds. Buckwheat plants grow rapidly, beginning to produce seed in about 6 weeks and ripening at 10 to 11 weeks. Therefor it's a very suitable species to use in game cover mixtures.