Foxtail Millet sports 3-6” heads on 28” tall stems. Arcing, pendulous seed heads provide an earthy vertical accent and friendly bounce to any flower arrangement. Used fresh or dried in bouquets. Edible grain is rich in fiber, iron and copper, providing nutrition to humans and birds alike. Easy to harvest seed by rubbing dried heads in bucket and winnowing away the chaff.
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Days to maturity: 70-80
Latin name: Setaria italica
Life cycle: Annual
Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Seeding depth: 1/8.” Transplant out or direct sow in full sun when soil reaches 70 degrees. Plant spacing ½-1.”
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!