Buckwheat produces a conical shaped seed, which has real value as an early feed source in cover crops. Fast establishing and sown in May, it competes well against weeds. Seed maturity will be reached in 10 weeks and the seeds shed over several months, so the stubble can hold pheasant and partridge. Duck and deer also love it and it can be sown alongside ponds and in forest glades to attract these game species as well. Does not like the frost.