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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Black Amber Sorghum SR107

100 days--One of the oldest cane sorghums still on the market, named for... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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Broom Corn Multi-Color Sorghum SR102

The multi-colored tassels are so popular for fall decorations. Colors include... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Dwarf Mayo

Dwarf Mayo Sorghum SR117

90 days. A fascinating new introduction bred by Dr. Sam Moyer, Seed Savers... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Honey Drip Sorghum

Honey Drip Sorghum SR101

Makes sweet delicious syrup. A very old sweet variety; 8-10 foot stalks... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
India Red Popping Sorghum

India Red Popping Sorghum SR118

90 days. This red-to-black seeded variety originated in India, which is... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Iowa Sweet Sorghum

Iowa Sweet Sorghum SR121

125 days. A very sweet syrup type, about 9’ tall with thick, juicy stalks.... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Mennonite Sorghum

Mennonite Sorghum SR104

A Mennonite heirloom from Missouri. The tall canes are juiced and boiled... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Onavas red sorghum

Onavas Red Sorghum SR111

Vigorous, 10-foot plants send out many tillers (side-shoots), and all produce... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Red's Red Sweet

Red's Red Sweet Sorghum SR103

This heirloom has been grown in northern Missouri for many years. More... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Tarahumara Popping Sorghum

Tarahumara Popping Sorghum SR110

100-120 days. From the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico's Batopilas... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Tunisian Sorghum

Tunisian Sorghum SR116

Excellent grain-type sorghum, originally collected in a market in Tunis,... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Umbrella Sorghum

Umbrella Sorghum SR122

100 days—This older variety from Kentucky has unusual umbrella-shaped seed... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
White African Sorghum

White African Sorghum SR109

Introduced to the USA in 1857 by Leonard Wray from Natal, South Africa,... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
White Broom Corn

White Broom Corn SR114

This is the sorghum that was used for making brooms in early America. Lovely... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Yellow Bonnet Sorghum

Yellow Bonnet Sorghum SR119

120 days—A fairly long season syrup-type sorghum, originally from southern... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
 
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