Buckwheat

Fagopyrum esculentum

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  • Flower name
    Buckwheat
  • Scientific name
    Fagopyrum esculentum
  • Alias蕎麦, buckweat
  • Place of originChina 
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, August, September

What is Buckwheat

Buckwheat or Soba (Science name: Fagopyrum esculentum) is an annual grass of the family Polygonaceae that is the edible fruit. It is a tough grain that can grow even under poor natural conditions such as poor habitat and cold land. Besides white flowers, there are also pink and red flowers. The height of the plant is about 1 m, and many small white flowers bloom in the general inflorescence from the tip of the flower stalk of green or red. Besides representative white flower varieties, flower color has thin peach varieties and red flower varieties. There are no flower petals, and the one that looks like a flower is one in which calyx is split. There are two kinds of flowers: long flower pillar flower and short flower pillar flower, and different kinds fertilize with insect vectors. "Buckwheat flour" is obtained by harvesting the dark triangle fruit that becomes after the flower, threshing and powdering it. In cooking with buckwheat flour, there are monkeys such as sliced ​​buckwheat and served buckwheat, soup stocks such as shaved buckwheat and tempura buckwheat, other soup stocks, and so on.

【Autumn Soba】 Flowering period: August - September, Harvesting period: October - November, 【Summer soba】 Flowering period: May, Harvesting period: July

General name: Buckwheat , Scientific name: Fagopyrum esculentum , Origin: China, environment: cold OK, height: 100 cm, stem color: green, red, leaf long heart-shaped, flower-shaped racemes, flower diameter: 0.5 cm, petals: no, flower (sepal color): white, pale pink, red, [autumn] flowering: August-harvest in September,: from October to November-[summer buckwheat] flowering: may: harvest in July, Harvest period: seeding after 2 months, breeding: entomophilous, mediation: bees, hoverflies, fruit skin color: dark, shape of three rectangles, [how to use], such as edible: the contents of the white powder = buckwheat buckwheat husk pillow: shells, cuisine type: Mori Soba, sale Soba, cake Soba, Tempura Soba noodle dishes and so bagach, note: Polygonaceae one Department so without insects, allergen specific materials 5 items. Species.


  • Order
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Polygonaceae
  • Genus
    Fagopyrum
  • Species
    F. esculentum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeA year of grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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