(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 1/2″ deep a couple of weeks after the 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 the sugar content of the stalks reaches maximum. 100 seeds per packet.
RED’S RED SWEET — This heirloom has been grown in northern Missouri for many years. More adapted to northern climates than many sorghums. Makes excellent syrup.
HEIRLOOM, OPEN-POLLINATED, UNTREATED – Originally purchased through Baker Creek and is now part of the seed saving project at our homestead.