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Wanted: Perennial Buckwheat - Fagopyrum dibotrys

 
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Location: Southeastern USA - Zone 8
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Perennial Buckwheat - Fagopyrum dibotrys

Anyone have this or know where to get it?
 
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Location: Western WA,usda zone 6/7,80inches of rain,250feet elevation
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I have this plant for better or worse.It is very invasive,spreading vegetativly through agressive runners.I have talked to many growing it over the years(from SF,CA to canada).Never has anyone ever gotten a seed/grain off a plant.I was told 10yrs ago by a nursery man whom I purchased it from that all the NA plants are from the same cutting so no pollination is happening.Yes,this is a dis on this plant.I would focus elswhere if food is the goal.
 
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Location: Southeastern USA - Zone 8
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I would be interested in having it just for the sake of diversity.  It is a shame it doesn't set seed. Have you tried the leaves as livestock feed?
 
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Location: Germany, 7b-ish
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The leaves and shoots of it actually seem to be the main crop - for human consumption as well, so if you don't have enough Good King Henry ...
 
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