Foxtail Millet Seed


A Grow out from the Seed Savers Exchange Program. This Millet was beautiful and quite drought tolerant during our hot summer. Abundant seeds form on the drooping grass, with 2 stalks forming per plant. A golden seed head. 70-90 dtm.

Availability: 12 in stock


Foxtail Millet is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world. It originated in China, where it was cultivated as far back as 8,000 years ago along the Yellow River. Evidence suggests it was a staple before rice in Asia. During the Middle Ages, it was more prevalent than wheat in Europe. Known under various names like Italian millet, German millet, and Hungarian millet, it highlights its historical significance across cultures.

Culinary Uses:
Foxtail Millet is a versatile grain used in various culinary preparations. It can be cooked whole or ground into flour. In Asia, it’s often used in porridge, pilafs, and traditional sweets. The flour is used for making bread, noodles, and pancakes. Rich in fiber and gluten-free, it’s a healthy alternative to other grains.

Nutritional Benefits:
This grain is rich in carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and a range of minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. It is also a good source of protein and B vitamins, making it a nutritious addition to any diet.

How to Grow:
Foxtail Millet thrives in warm climates and well-drained soil. It’s drought-resistant, making it suitable for arid regions. Sow the seeds directly into the ground after the last frost, and ensure they receive full sunlight. Regular watering and occasional fertilization help in better yield.

The crop matures in about 70-90 days. Harvest when the seed heads turn golden brown. The grains are threshed to separate them from the hulls.


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Foxtail Millet Seed

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