Sorghum Seed Mennonite Heirloom

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Sorghum Seed Mennonite Heirloom

Grow sorghum for grain and syrup. Become more self sufficient. Easier to grow than corn...

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Grow your own sorghum for grain, syrup, and cattle feed. Perfect for folks wishing to be more self sufficeint. Chickens love the grain heads, or you can winnow and grind for your own use. Cattle love the stalks. To make syrup you need to find someone with a mill. We milled our sorghum last year and got 4 gallons of syrup from 7 fifty foot rows. And, we still had the seed heads for the chickens. Culture is similar to corn, but sorghum is not as fussy and needs less fertilizer. It is also very drought tolerant.

This variety is an heirloom from Jamesport, Missouri. It makes a lighter colored syrup and the red seeds make a fine flour for pancakes and cookies. Germinated at 82%.


Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Soil:Adaptable. Culture is similar to field corn, but needs less water and fertilizer.
Propagation / Germination:Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep after last frost and when soil has warmed. Plant 4 per row foot and thin to 2 when 1 foot tall.
Sun:Full sun.
Water:Drought tolerant, but does better with regular water.

We are now closed for the 2014 season. Thank you to all of our wonderful customers! We will be back in January, 2015.

We produce all of our own seed, unlike most seed sellers. We never purchase bulk seeds and repackage them. You can be sure that you are getting top quality, healthy, and vigorous seeds from us, and that they were produced by us on our small farm in healthy soil.

We are licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell plants (license #1931) and seed (license #149045) produced by us. We exceed the Federal minimum germination standards and post our germination test results with each variety

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