Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Japan, Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 1000 Enough to plant 10sq m bed
Description: A very, very ancient and nutritious cereal, very, very rare glutinous trait millet. Very quick maturing, and very attractive to wildlife however is a very short growing cultivar so it’s easy to cover. This millet produces a mass of tan coloured quite large (for millet) seeds that are relatively easy to thresh and hull, easier than Barnyard millet. It grows only 30-100 cm high and has very hairy stems with loose panicles that are very beautiful.
Planting Instructions: Scatter sow into trays early October. Transplant into beds when 5-8 cm high at 10 cm diagonal spacing. Harvest when seed begins falling and mature in green house before harvesting and winnowing.