Perennial Buckwheat /Fagopyrum Dibotrys formally Polygonum Cymosum/

Perennial Buckwheat is a perennial herb growing to 1m with red, branching stems with triangular to heart-shaped, pointed, green leaves and tiny white flowers. It has a dense, fibrous root system close to the surface with a deep taproot.

Uses

Usage

Leaves are eaten raw or boiled/steamed and used like spinach.
Seed can be sprouted and eaten raw, or cooked and used as a cereal.

Production Requirements

Climate

Temperate to subtropics.

Cultivation

Prefers a fertile well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade. Is frost-sensitive.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed or division in Spring.
Can be divided at any time during the growing season

Edible parts

Leaves and seeds.

Risks and weed potential

It has been reported that this plant has some weed potential. It has invasive roots that spreading beneath the ground and self-seeds readily. Best grown in a large pot for containment.

Harvesting & Processing

Harvest

Harvest leaves individually.

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