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.

 
 
Yellow Bonnet Sorghum

Yellow Bonnet Sorghum SR119

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

Dwarf Mayo Sorghum SR117

90 days. A fascinating new introduction bred by Dr. Sam Moyer, Seed Savers... 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
 
White African Sorghum

White African Sorghum SR109

Introduced to the USA in 1857 by Leonard Wray from Natal, South Africa,... 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
 
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
 
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
 
Tarahumara Popping Sorghum

Tarahumara Popping Sorghum SR110

100-120 days. From the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico's Batopilas... 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
 
Mennonite Sorghum

Mennonite Sorghum SR104

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