Millet Foxtail


GENUS: Setaria SPECIES: italica

Maximum of 5 per person


Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay: Northland
Number of Seeds: 200 enough to plant 2 sq m at .1 diagonal spacings

Description: From the KUSA collection, an ancient grain from Neolithic tombs in China, has made golden porridge in China for Centuries. It’s another stunning looking grain when the seeds heads are ripening and because it only grows to 1m max and is easy to cover from birds. The seed heads stand up then hang down like a fox’s tail hence the name. This millet is easy to thresh and hull ready for eating.

Planting Instructions: Scatter sow into trays early October. Transplant into beds when 5-8 cm high at 10 cm diagonal spacing. Harvest when seed begins falling and mature in green house before harvesting and winnowing.