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Nerum Boer Popping Sorghum
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Nerum Boer Popping Sorghum (50 seeds) (WW122) $4.00

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Nerum Boer Popping Sorghum

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Developed by the Shilluk peoples of Malakal in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan, this extremely rare large brown popping sorghum is notable for its high yield with high brix and sucrose content therefore it can also be used for syrup. This unique landrace was collected in 1965 by the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture but due to the ethnic wars in South Sudan, the area where this sorghum was originally grown is now largely depopulated thus its future existence is threatened. The plants reach a height of 8 feet and will produce a seed harvest in 90 to 110 days. This variety does not lodge (tip over) and is quite resistant to anthracnose and rust. Our seed was grown organically for the Roughwood Seed Collection by the Experimental Farm Network of Elmer, New Jersey. Our plants were bagged for seed purity in the field and the seeds hand selected.

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