Category Archives: Millet

Dragons Claw (Ragi) Millet

Eleusine coracana This millet variety is used for malting and as a flour grain. Very drought and wet tolerant. Slow growing at first, once established it produces a very large amount of seed heads and organic matter. Much later (about … Continue reading

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Foxtail Millet (strain KSA-PI-391691)

Setaria italic Also known as “Italian millet”. I obtained this seed from KUSA. This strain grew very well and produced large, pendulous grain heads. Like Hell’s Canyon, the grains will need de-hulled before using. This cultivar may benefit from support … Continue reading

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Proso Millet

Panicum miliaceum               70 days Proso is considered the best flavored of all the millet varieties. A high alkaline content counteracts acids and makes the grain more easily digested. Millet is gluten free and cooks quickly. Proso is quick maturing and … Continue reading

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Hell’s Canyon Millet

Setaria italic                 90 days Hell’s Canyon is a foxtail millet (or finger millet) which is grown as an animal feed/ forage crop or for human consumption. The plants are quite ornamental and produce a fair amount of biomass for the … Continue reading

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Japanese Barnyard Millet

Echinochloa frumentacea               75 – 80 days Japanese Barnyard Millet is an early producing and high yielding grain. It is grown as an animal feed as well as for human consumption primarily in Japan, China and Korea. The plant tillers vigorously, … Continue reading

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