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Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum
 
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Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum (50 seeds) (WW128) $4.00

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Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum

         
 
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Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! This rare heirloom from Central Asia is called ba-ye-qi in Chinese, meaning “uniform 8-leaf.” The 7 to 8 foot tall plants do indeed have only 8 leaves and develop seeds that turn coppery brown when ripe. This variety was specially selected for its flour, which is gluten-free, not syrup. This sorghum is hugely productive and when planted broadcast will yield a crop in 75 days. In addition to its short season traits, when we cut the plants to the ground and left stubble, the roots put out new growth thus in warm microclimates like the Deep South or Gulf Coast, this sorghum will yield a second crop and may even perennialize in areas where there is little or no frost.
 
Ba-Ye-Qi Sorghum
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Irfan
Location:
Selangor, Malaysia
Date:
April 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Reliable Crop
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Ease of growing

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

If youre trying to grow your own grains like me and have little to no experience, this is pretty much the best you can get... no worries hot or rainy weather, have never watered them at all and still produce well. If you have crap soil it still grows but acidity level counts.. i make sure i get a good amendment first before planting... the area where i sow them without amendment of ph, it doesnt grow well .. i dont know how to dehusk these guys but sorghum can be eaten as a whole grain as well, so thats a thumbs up ! overall 5 stars for this great plant, hope you guys will get it and share seeds make these kinda plants availible to everyone out there

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
analogue
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
April 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Toughest plant Ive ever grown
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? takes HIGH heat, poor soil

What are the cons? Hard to remove

Review:

Oh my gosh. I grew this, by mistake last year- seeds were in a package of seed I didn't want anymore and was feeding the birds. First off, almost NOTHING grows here in Arizona, at least without a LOT of special care-but this?? This is a "military grade" tough as nails plant! I had it growing in SAND in a 120F Arizona summer! I am in love with this tough, super amazing plant.I didn't know about sorghum syrup until I read about it on this website, now I am going to buy the type that is best for making the syrup. If you live in Arizona, or any dry, horrible place that nothing grows except rocks, then get THIS. I love it maybe I can make the syrup and sell it at our local farmers market.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ila
Location:
Tonasket, WA, United States
Date:
September 23, 2017
          5.0
 
good drought grain
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I live in drought side of Washington. These grew very well here. About 1 cup of grain per stock. Nice flavor. They were over 8 ft tall

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tigersmom
Location:
Dacusville easley, SC, United States
Date:
August 26, 2017
          4.0
 
Incredible
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Everything so far

What are the cons? None

Review:

I was not sure about the garden this year, I started so late with tilling, fertilizing, etc. But I threw down a few of this sorghum seed in a section that had laid fallow (shamefully, no cover crop) last year. Forgot about it until I was mowing the weeds there. Discovered 3 little plants, cleared around them to see if they would grow, and sure enough! They are not 7 footers under these conditions, a mere 4, but one has seed almost ready, another is just forming seed, and the third is not going to make it. The two slow ones are in partial shade. I can't believe they have done anything, to tell the truth. We have had fluctuating weather this year and an over-abundance of rain. These have been seriously neglected on top of it all. But it looks great and I can hardly wait to harvest and grind seed! will report on that later . . . this variety is a winner in my book!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Steve
Location:
Bay Area, CA, United States
Date:
May 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Love it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? little to no watering

What are the cons? Mmmm, none.

Review:

Once established it needs little to no water. I lost most of mine for one reason or another, animals etc, so I only had about 12 plants. I got way more grain from it than I did from my test plot of wheat, which was the same size plot but full of plants, unlike the sorghum plot. So if you live in a dry area and want great yield from a grain, this is it. Oh I also made bread from it and I loved it. Very earthy, but I like that.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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