(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.
100 days--One of the oldest cane sorghums still on the market, named for...
The multi-colored tassels are so popular for fall decorations. Colors include...
90 days. A fascinating new introduction bred by Dr. Sam Moyer, Seed Savers...
90 days. This red-to-black seeded variety originated in India, which is...
125 days. A very sweet syrup type, about 9’ tall with thick, juicy stalks....
A Mennonite heirloom from Missouri. The tall canes are juiced and boiled...
Vigorous, 10-foot plants send out many tillers (side-shoots), and all produce...
This heirloom has been grown in northern Missouri for many years. More...
100-120 days. From the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico's Batopilas...
Excellent grain-type sorghum, originally collected in a market in Tunis,...
100 days—This older variety from Kentucky has unusual umbrella-shaped seed...
Introduced to the USA in 1857 by Leonard Wray from Natal, South Africa,...
This is the sorghum that was used for making brooms in early America. Lovely...
120 days—A fairly long season syrup-type sorghum, originally from southern...