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.

 
 
Mennonite Sorghum

Mennonite Sorghum

SR104
A Mennonite heirloom from Missouri. The tall canes are juiced and boiled... 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
 
White African Sorghum

White African Sorghum

SR109
Introduced to the USA in 1857 by Leonard Wray from Natal, South Africa,... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
 
Tunisian Sorghum

Tunisian Sorghum

SR116
Excellent grain-type sorghum, originally collected in a market in Tunis,... 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
 
Dwarf Mayo

Dwarf Mayo Sorghum

SR117
90 days. A fascinating new introduction bred by Dr. Sam Moyer, Seed Savers... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
 
 Broom-Corn-Multicolor-Sorghum

Broom Corn Multi-Color Sorghum

SR102
The multi-colored tassels are so popular for fall decorations. Colors include... 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
 
 
Umbrella Sorghum

Umbrella Sorghum

SR122
100 days—This older variety from Kentucky has unusual umbrella-shaped seed... 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
 
Onavas red sorghum

Onavas Red Sorghum

SR111
Vigorous, 10-foot plants send out many tillers (side-shoots), and all produce... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
 
Sorghum-Black-Amber-web

Black Amber Sorghum

SR107
100 days--One of the oldest cane sorghums still on the market, named for... 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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