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