What are the pros? Drought / heat tolerant
What are the cons? short, uneven growth
Growing this in a hot, low-rainfall area. planted on January 11, and cut a few stalks for syrup on March 28. Once I cut the stalks I could wring them out like a bath towel! I water once a week using a soaker hose, and these guys have taken the 90 degrees and up temps we have here south of the Tropic of Cancer. I'm letting some of the taller ones go to seed for the next crop later this year. The tallest one is only at six feet and in full flower, so there may be some local issues here stunting the growth. Shortest ones met the knife, with most being 4-5 feet tall. Local wildlife liked eating the babies, so I have to start inside, but once the second leaf shows they weren't touched until I came through with my knife.
Will definitely be saving seed and keep growing this!
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