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Takane Ruby Buckwheat (75 seeds) (GS115) $4.00
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Takane Ruby Buckwheat

         
 
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A brilliant bright ruby red flowering superfood from the Himalayas. Pink flowering buckwheat is a rare and wonderous pseudo grain. Blankets of pink can be seen blooming high in the Himalayas. In the late 1980s a professor from Shinshu University in Japan collected seeds for a unique pink/red flowering buckwheat from Yunnan China, at about 12,000 feet elevation. The professor selected and perfected this variety, and the signature pink blanketed fields can now be found in Nara prefecture Japan. Japanese farmers quickly embraced this as a stunning cover crop, much more beautiful than white buckwheat. Tourism in the area to see the pink buckwheat fields has skyrocketed. The seeds are ground into a flour for soba noodles and can also be sprouted for a highly nutrious microgreen. In Japan, buckwheat is also brewed into tea and made into cookies. Honey from bees who fed on ruby buckwheat was analyzed by Shinshu university and shown to contain 100 times the antioxidant effect of regular honey.
 
Takane Ruby Buckwheat
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Corner Gardener
Location:
Jefferson City, MO, United States
Date:
July 29, 2019
          1.0
 
Disappointing flower size
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy germination

What are the cons? Tiny flower

Review:

Well, our climate might be responsible for a poor show of the flower? I planted these for the showy flower and very disappointed with tiny flower compared to the images provided in the catalog and this web page. Easy to grow and good germination rate but provided a tiny flower. Have not noticed a scent. Disappointed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Angie
Location:
Clarkston, MI, United States
Date:
July 25, 2019
          2.0
 
Question
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Germinated very quickly

What are the cons? Aren't growing tall

Review:

I planted 5 seedlings in our back yard. Dry, arid soil, but water every day. They get full sunshine until about noon, then through the trees until late afternoon. The stalks are beautiful red, strong and the leaves are very healthy, but they aren't growing any taller. They were about 3 inches high in late May when I planted them outside and are now only about 5-6 inches high. I have fed them once with a watered-down organic fertilizer. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I should be doing? I sincerely appreciate any help! Thanks!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TALKING THREADS MEDIA
Location:
Olympia WA, WA, United States
Date:
June 26, 2019
          5.0
 
Update to my 5/15 review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Lovely flowers

What are the cons? None

Review:

By 5/15 the plants were blooming. It is now 6/26, and they are a profusion of blooms! Some are a little taller; some are a little shorter -- but the average height is 30 inches. There is a light fragrance, too! Wow. The bees are loving these things! The original intent was to use the plants strictly as flowers in front of my studio. That was successful. Because the flowers are so pretty and do such a good job of attracting bees, you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be making greater use of them around the vegetable garden and fruit trees in 2020!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TalkingThreadsMedia
Location:
Olympia WA, WA, United States
Date:
May 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Lovely Flowers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early May & already blooming!

What are the cons? Broke 2 during transplant.

Review:

I'm using these for flowers in front of the studio rather than as a food crop. Delicate and pretty!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

26 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
EL
Location:
Pasadena, CA, United States
Date:
March 24, 2019
          4.0
 
These are fast
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow.

What are the cons? Short!

Review:

100% rapid germination, quick grower, and to my surprise, already blooming. I withheld my he fifth star only because they are much shorter than I expected, but it’s early. The leaves are veined with res, much prettier than California buckwheat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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