Very quick maturing, considered the choicest in flavor if you can hull it.
High alkaline content counteracts acids and makes it easily digested.
Grows 1-4' high and produces a profusion of small, round seeds.
Not easy to hull, but try an old-fashioned laundry wringer.
BOTANICAL NAME : Panicum miliaceum
Plant after last frost 7": apart in well-worked soil with good nutrients. Soil must be warm for seed to sprout. Keep watered-not as much as corn but a steady small amount. It goes dormant in drought & continues growth with water, the best growth is continuous. Cut seedheads few days before ripening & sun dry to harvest before the birds get the seed.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: W,H/Matures 10-13/Yield grain 3-12, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 7"
Pics taken at Golden Rule Farm, Willits