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Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum
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Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum (50 seeds) (WW128) $4.00

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Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum

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Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! This rare heirloom from Central Asia is called ba-ye-qi in Chinese, meaning “uniform 8-leaf.” The 7 to 8 foot tall plants do indeed have only 8 leaves and develop seeds that turn coppery brown when ripe. This variety was specially selected for its flour, which is gluten-free, not syrup. This sorghum is hugely productive and when planted broadcast will yield a crop in 75 days. In addition to its short season traits, when we cut the plants to the ground and left stubble, the roots put out new growth thus in warm microclimates like the Deep South or Gulf Coast, this sorghum will yield a second crop and may even perennialize in areas where there is little or no frost.
Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Wichita, KS, United States
August 30, 2016
Beautiful Early Productive.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

What are the pros? Drought Tolerant, Hardy

What are the cons? None


Disease free and productive. I'm dry gardening. (No additional water or irrigation) This is a grain sorghum and not a dual purpose sorghum. Perfect for the home gardener. The little I tried made great cereal, popping was good, and the flour was lovely white and soft. Such lovely flower heads, gold and rust red. When seeds were maturing they went from green, to white, to a lovely deep, yet bright shade of rust. Planted direct sown April 24 in unusually cool weather for this time of year. The first flower head appeared on July 9. The first seed head harvested on July 29. I later discovered I could have harvested much earlier. When a little dot forms on the individual seed they can be harvested and hung, or laid out, to further mature and dry. I would say 75 days to maturity is spot on accurate. They quickly recovered from a severe storm (which is a common occurrence in the Great Plains). I'm impressed by this plants hardiness and productivity in spite of the odds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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