Pearl Millet Varieties
Pearl millet is an annual, tillering grass, growing to 4 m in height, and more drought tolerant than maize. The seed head is compact, cylindrical and up to 30 cm long. The grains are ground into flour for preparation of porridge, flat breads and fermented products. Pearl millet is widely grown for livestock fodder.
A hybrid pearl millet that is short, very leafy, and used strictly for forage. Resistant to rust.
Grain variety of pearl millet that is suitable for human consumption.
Tall, prolific seed producer. Generally resistant to disease.
A very tall millet variety from Senegal that bears 45-60cm long seed heads. Use grass for forage or grain for eating. Forage quality will decrease as seeds mature.