This particular strain has been around for some time, but the first time we can document being sold as seed was in 1889.
Super popular in feed mixes for exotic birds like finches and canaries, but many birds delight in this millet. Most people hang the entire sprig in the cage for birds to eat. Excellent for those birders looking to attract rare birds to their garden.
Millet is used as a porridge or breakfast food in many countries.
Golden German millet is a late maturing, warm season, annual crop.
It has medium stem thickness and numerous broad leaves up the stem.
The heads are dense and bristly resembling the heads of the Green Foxtail but much larger.
The crop has good resistance to lodging and diseases.
The seed is golden yellow in color.
It is shallow rooted, but tolerates short periods of drought during the growing season.
Golden German Millet produces most of its' growth during July and August.
The crop remains vegetative and grows rapidly whenever moisture is available.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.