Sorghum is one of Africa’s greatest contributions to the world’s agricultural diversity, and it is a traditional crop in the South. Adaptable and drought tolerant, sorghum varieties exist that provide grain, sweet syrup, and animal fodder.
How To Grow Sorghum
95 days. A Mennonite heirloom from Missouri. The tall canes are juiced and boiled to make a very sweet, light, sorghum syrup, excellent on pancakes. This variety gives good yields and also produces lots of grain.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 4-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 60-90 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
- Plant Spacing: 8-12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Sorghum bicolor
Growing Tips: Direct sow into the garden well after last spring frost, when weather has really warmed. Requires only average soil and moisture; takes heat and drought.