Buckwheat Seeds

Buckwheat Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
1 Ounce $4.79
1/4 Pound $13.69 29% Savings
1 Pound $41.99 45% Savings
5 Pounds $104.99 ($1.31/ounce) 73% Savings
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  • Quick-growing soil cover, weed supressor, soil rejuvenator
  • Thrives in cool, moist conditions
  • Dies with first frost
  • Can produce two to three tons of dry plant material per acre
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color White
Growth Habit Upright
Plant Height 24 to 48 inches
Bloom Season Early Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Poor Soil Tolerant
Harvest Advantages Microgreens

About Buckwheat Seeds

Fagopyrum Esculentum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed

With its aggressively quick start, germination in just three to five days and growing leaves up to three inches long in just two weeks, Buckwheat is your choice of cover crop to smother those warm-season annual weeds. By creating a quick, dense canopy, weeds are crowded out under its shade and dense competition. In addition, its blooms attract beneficial insects and pollinators. After just six weeks, Buckwheat is ready to be incorporated and its residue breaks down quickly, leaving valuable nutrients for the next crop.

Planting Information

Planting Buckwheat Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1 inch
Plant Spacing 2 inches
Plant Height 24 to 48 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Buckwheat Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
1 Ounce 866 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 3,464 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 13,856 Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft
5 Pounds 69,280 Up to 1.25 Acres