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Millet, Rudukes (Organic)

Setaria italica. Foxtail millet.

Easy to grow, small seeded variety with red-orange hulls. As with our other millet varieties, it is also great fermenting into beer for personal use or feeding to your chickens and ducks. Remove hull before you eat it. Drought resistant. Rudukes millet was given to us by the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture in Dotnuva, Lithuania.

4 g ≈ 1,200 seeds
$3.90

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12 g ≈ 3,600 seeds
$6.90

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2 oz
$14.00

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1/2 lb
$42.00

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Geographical Origin

Direct sow to 2”- 6” centers in weed free, well prepared soil mid-May to early July, or when danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed to 65°F. Millet is frost sensitive. Fertility and irrigation needs are low.

Harvest and Seed Saving

Harvest for grain or seed saving when seeds are dry and plants are no longer green. The birds will tell you when the seed is ripe. Dance, rub, or flail seeds from seedhead. Winnow to clean. Millet is primarily self-pollinating, only minimal isolation is required for seed saving.

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