A good variety for porridge
This very ornamental variety offers plants 1.50 m high that can be cut before maturity to make bouquets. The grains are used by the Japanese for making porridge and are very easy to harvest. It is also good for restructuring the soil with a root system that can reach 45 cm deep.
Scientific Name: echinochloa sp.
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 26°C
Germination time in days: 5 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 50–60 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Sandy, dry, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly in the ground from May , every 10 cm, in rows spaced 10 to 25 cm apart, or broadcast.