Foxtail Millet

Foxtail millet (botanic name Setaria italica) is the second-most widely planted species of millet, and the most important in East Asia. It has the longest history of cultivation among the millets, having been grown in China since sometime in the sixth millennium BC. Other names for foxtail millet include Italian millet, German millet, Chinese millet, and Hungarian millet.

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Foxtail Millet - History and Domestication
... The wild antecedent of foxtail millet has been securely identified as Setaria viridis, which is interfertile with foxtail millet wild or weedy forms of foxtail millet also exist ... culture of China, which also cultivated the common millet, but foxtail millet became the predominant grain only with the Yangshao culture ... Foxtail millet arrived in Europe later carbonized seeds first appear in the second millennium BC in central Europe ...
Millet - History
... archaeological sites, hypothesize that the cultivation of millets was of greater prevalence in prehistory than rice, especially in northern China and Korea ... Millets also formed important parts of the prehistoric diet in Indian, Chinese Neolithic and Korean Mumun societies ... Broomcorn (Panicum miliaceum) and foxtail millet were important crops beginning in the Early Neolithic of China ...