Chiwapa millet is known for attracting ducks. It is a long season millet,
needing 120 growing days, whereas most other millets are only 60 day
millets. This allows Chiwapa to be planted earlier in the growing season
when rainfall is plentiful and still be standing when the first frost
arrives. The large seed head, tolerance of flooding during the growing
season, long maturation and preference by waterfowl sets it apart from all
----------------- A Side by Side Comparison -----------------
Japanese Seed Head - This 60 day millet produces a smaller, lower yielding seed head than Chiwapa. Fewer Seed = Fewer Ducks.
Chiwapa Seed Head - Chiwapa's large seed head produces a high seed yield. A wide planting window allows it to be planted earlier in optimal growing
Japanese Millet is prone to seed loss. In warm, wet conditions the seed
will sprout, leaving no seed for ducks to eat.
Chiwapa's large root base allows it to remain standing longer than any
other millet. The strong stem keeps the seed head off the ground and out
of the mud allowing it to remain viable throughout duck season.