Vigorous, fast-growing, drought-tolerant grain was a showstopper in our 2015 ancient grain trials.
One of our favorite varieties in our 2015 ancient grain trials, this sturdy, drought-tolerant plant grows to 6' tall, with corn-like stalks and cattail-like heads, producing beautiful blue-grey seeds which are high in protein as well as potassium and B vitamins. Pearl millet is a fast grower that can take advantage of short periods of good growing weather when corn or wheat fail. It is very drought-tolerant and easy to grow and harvest. Stalks can be fed to livestock, while seeds can be ground into porridge or flat breads. Pearl millet was domesticated in India 3000-5000 years ago. We received seeds for this beautiful variety with so much potential for low-input agriculture in our region from Rowen at Sierra Seeds.
Seeds grown by Earthly Delights Farm in Boise, Idaho.