Millet Proso (aka: Bread, Common, Broom Corn)


GENUS: Panicum SPECIES: miliaceum

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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.

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Weight 0.3 g


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