Plant: After last frost

Pennisetum glaucum

200 seeds/pack   |   100 days   |   Heirloom

Like a giant grass, this grain grows 7-10 feet and produces multiple seed heads on each plant. The seed heads resemble a corn cob with no husk and are covered with many small blue grains. This millet is a food staple in western Africa and seems well suited for our climate region. Pearl millet is well adapted to growing areas characterized by drought, low soil fertility, and high temperatures. It performs well in soils with high salinity or low pH. Because of its tolerance to difficult growing conditions, it can be grown in areas where other cereal crops, such as maize or wheat, would not survive.