Buckwheat ‘Takane Ruby’

Fagopyrum esculentum sp. 


Originally discovered in the Himalayas, this Buckwheat was brought to Japan for its beauty. It produces ruby red stems and bright pink-red flowers. The seeds are ground and used in Soba noodles, and the young spouts are eaten as microgreens or used in tea. Excellent as a cover crop, pollinator plant, and cut flower as well.




Buckwheat is a psuedo-grain that makes an excellent cover crop, adds upright interest in the garden, and attracts pollinators. The grain, leaves, and sprouts are all edible.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Annual
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 2-3'