Buckwheat

 Fagopyrum esculentum                                                                                                    

 

 

 

Rapidly maturing pseudocereal crop that produces ample blooms attracting many pollinators

Used as an alternative grain crop in recipes for centuries, you may have enjoyed it in buckwheat pancakes

Doesn't tolerate frost, must be planted well after the possiblity of freezing temperatures

Great "miner" of soil phosphorus thats trapped in the soil