Setaria italica

Italian Millet


Green foliage darkens as the plant matures and soon shoots up soft, fluffy panicles that represent a squirrel’s tail, turning dark red over time.


50 seeds per packet

52 in stock


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Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Annual
Climate:Thrives in warm temperatures.
Sowing guide:Direct sow from spring or sow in trays in spring (recommended) and transplant after 4-6 weeks. Do not let them get root bound in trays.
Germination guide:10-14 days @ 15-20 C. Cover seed with a thin layer of vermiculite.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:23 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:65 days after sowing
Final height:50-100 cm

Harvesting Tips:

The panicles grow from the top of the stem and gradually bend over as they lengthen out. Harvest at any stage, but preferably before they bend over too much. Can be used fresh or dried.