Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum)

Warm Season Annual

Pearl Millet is an upright annual grass that grows quickly in the summer heat. It has low water use making it quite drought and heat tolerant. Pearl Millet is not overly competitive in blends, unless mixed with other warm species. It regrows after cutting or mowing, and is tolerant of low soil fertility.

Seeds per pound: 82,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound 2.3


  • Erosion control
  • Soil builder
  • Nitrogen scavenger
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing potential
  • Hay potential


  • Rapid summer growth
  • High yield
  • Good regrowth


Poor growth under cool conditions.


Good. Decent regrowth.


Good. Fast growing producing good tonnage.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes