Sorghum

Sorghum

(Sorghum bicolor) Sorghum is one of Africa’s greatest contributions to the world’s agricultural diversity, and is a traditional crop in the South. Adaptable and drought tolerant, sorghum varieties exist that provide grain, sweet syrup, animal fodder, or sometimes, more than one crop from a single planting! The main requirement for sorghum is heat—plant the seeds about ½” deep a couple of weeks after spring frosts are over and soil is really warm. Ordinary garden soil and moisture are sufficient to get a crop, although sorghum may be more productive under better conditions. Seeds are ripe at about the same time as sugar content of the stalks reaches maximum.

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Sorghum
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Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum

Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum WW128

Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! This rare heirloom from Central Asia... Read More
 
Black Amber Sorghum

Black Amber Sorghum SR107

100 days--One of the oldest cane sorghums still on the market, named for... Read More
 
Broom Corn Multi-Color Sorghum

Broom Corn Multi-Color Sorghum SR102

The multi-colored tassels are so popular for fall decorations. Colors include... Read More
 
Cana Dulce Sorghum

Cana Dulce Sorghum SR120

(Cana Azucar) The Spanish names translate simply as "Sweet Cane" or "Sugar... Read More
 
Coral Sorghum

Coral Sorghum WW190

Coral' is one amazing plant. From the Shilluk people of the war-torn city... Read More
 
Dwarf Mayo Sorghum

Dwarf Mayo Sorghum SR117

90 days. A fascinating sorghum bred by Dr. Sam Moyer, Seed Savers member... Read More
 
Honey Drip Sorghum

Honey Drip Sorghum SR101

Makes sweet delicious syrup. A very old sweet variety; 8-10 foot stalks... Read More
 
Hungarian Broomcorn Sorghum

Hungarian Broomcorn Sorghum SR106

Golden heads are loaded with red seeds when mature. This variety makes... Read More
 
India Red Popping Sorghum

India Red Popping Sorghum SR118

90 days. This red-to-black seeded variety originated in India, which is... Read More
 
Iowa Sweet Sorghum

Iowa Sweet Sorghum SR121

125 days. A very sweet syrup type, about 9’ tall with thick, juicy stalks.... Read More
 
Mennonite Sorghum

Mennonite Sorghum SR104

A Mennonite heirloom from Missouri. The tall canes are juiced and boiled... Read More
 
Onavas Red Sorghum

Onavas Red Sorghum SR111

Vigorous, 10-foot plants send out many tillers (side-shoots), and all produce... Read More
 
Red's Red Sweet Sorghum

Red's Red Sweet Sorghum SR103

This heirloom has been grown in northern Missouri for many years. More... Read More
 
Sugar Drip Sorghum

Sugar Drip Sorghum SR108

Big 10-12-foot tall plants produce large heads with edible red seeds. This... Read More
 
Tarahumara Popping Sorghum

Tarahumara Popping Sorghum SR110

100-120 days. From the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico's Batopilas... Read More
 
Tennessee Tall Sorghum

Tennessee Tall Sorghum SR123

Syrup sorghum that originated in Tennessee. Our seed comes to us by way... Read More
 
Tunisian Sorghum

Tunisian Sorghum SR116

Excellent grain-type sorghum, originally collected in a market in Tunis,... Read More
 
Umbrella Sorghum

Umbrella Sorghum SR122

100 days—This older variety from Kentucky has unusual umbrella-shaped seed... Read More
 
White African Sorghum

White African Sorghum SR109

Introduced to the USA in 1857 by Leonard Wray from Natal, South Africa,... Read More
 
White Broom Corn

White Broom Corn SR114

This is the sorghum that was used for making brooms in early America. Lovely... Read More
 
Yellow Bonnet Sorghum

Yellow Bonnet Sorghum SR119

120 days—A fairly long season syrup-type sorghum, originally from southern... Read More
 
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