SECTION: Grains and Fibers, Sorghum, Sorghum bicolor
A favorite in the research garden. 5-8’ tall and very productive, for grain, syrup and compost. Produces well in northern climates. Bred by John Coffer.
One packet will plant 40 sq ft when using 7" spacing in the bed.
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EA CULTURE: W,H/Matures 13/Harvest 0-2/Yield 6-24 seed, 88-350 green biomass, 25-100 dry biomass/Spacing 7"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 400
SOURCE CODE: GB
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Cultivate similar to corn. Greedy feeder. Plant on 7" centers when soil is warm. Likes, rich, well-prepared garden soil, but does well in most with neutral pH. Good drainage and full sun important. Self-pollinating-don't have to plant in blocks. Seedheads shatter if left too long, harvest when thumbnail can't cut seed. Cut the head and some stalk. Very rare, from KUSA
Grain grown at Golden Rule Farm, Willits
Three pictures by by Giuliano Frangini-GNU Free Documentation - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License
Seed Pic by Steve Hurst, USDA