The sugarcane of the North.
A great self-sufficiency crop, producing a wonderful syrup with a lot of flavor.
At one time, homesteads grew and pressed their own syrup for the year's sweetening needs.
After pressing, use the stalks for compost or for livestock to eat.
BOTANICAL NAME : Sorghum bicolor
Cultivate similar to corn, but shouldn't need so much water. Plant in the spring when soil is warm. Likes rich, well-prepared garden soil, but does well in most with neutral pH. Good drainage and full sun important. This variety is for syrup and sugar production. Harvest when stalks are fully ripe but not turning yellow. Press in a cane press, heavy-duty laundry roller, or other very strong pressure.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: W, H/Matures 13/Harvest 0-2/Yield 6-24 seed, 88-350 green biomass, 25-100 dry biomass/Spacing 4-7"