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USDA Buckwheat (Fagopyrum) Collection 

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(Left) Close up of Fagopyrum esculentum Moench growing on the field, (Center) Our newest buckwheat addition, Fagopyrum tataricum (L.) Gaertn (Ma Ji Ku Qiao), (Right) Fagopyrum Mill. seeds


Buckwheat ProductionFagopyrum (buckwheat) is a member of the family Polygonales.  Buckwheat is an annual crop which produces seed in one growing season. The buckwheat collection at the Plant Genetic Resources Unit consists of over 250 accessions. We currently house 2 species: esculentum Moench (buckwheat) and tataricum (L.) Gaertn (Tartary Buckwheat)

Our oldest collection dates back to 1952, a donation to our collection from Maryland, United States. Our newest additions were added in 2013 by a donation from China.

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For more information on growing practices, head to the buckwheat production page, and visit the buckwheat crop page in GRIN-Global to find citations, descriptor data, and genetic markers.

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PGRU Buckwheat Accession Distribution 1989-2021

Data from GRIN-Global