- This reliable seed has been sold since at least 1889 and is most popular for exotic bird feed mixes, breakfast porridge, and should be grown in areas with a substancial growing season as it is late maturing and likes a warm season.
German Golden Millet Seed
This particular strain has been around for some time, but the first time we can document being sold as seed was in 1889.
Super popular in feed mixes for exotic birds like finches and canaries, but many birds delight in this millet. Most people hang the entire sprig in the cage for birds to eat. Excellent for those birders looking to attract rare birds to their garden.
Millet is used as a porridge or breakfast food in many countries.
Golden German millet is a late maturing, warm season, annual crop.
It has medium stem thickness and numerous broad leaves up the stem.
The heads are dense and bristly resembling the heads of the Green Foxtail but much larger.
The crop has good resistance to lodging and diseases.
The seed is golden yellow in color.
It is shallow rooted, but tolerates short periods of drought during the growing season.
Golden German Millet produces most of its' growth during July and August.
The crop remains vegetative and grows rapidly whenever moisture is available.
Heading occurs in late August.