Organic Sugar Drip Sorghum Cane Seed-A beautiful, tall, colorful cane that can be grown for sugar or as a landscape feature. Most USDA Zones
Organic Sugar Drip Sorghum Cane Seed-A beautiful, tall, colorful cane that can be grown for sugar or as a landscape feature. Most USDA Zones

Organic Sugar Drip Sorghum Cane Seed-A beautiful, tall, colorful cane that can be grown for sugar or as a landscape feature. Most USDA Zones

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Organic ‘Sugar Drip’ Cane Sorghum - 100+ Seeds
Saccharum officinarum
Cane, Sugar Cane, Poor Mans Cane, Cana-de-azucar

Description: An earlier season cane. Not to be confused with Sugar Cane Grass grown in Florida for sugar production. The "sugar" refers to the sweet variety of this cane compared to types grown only for forage. Grow this old-time sorghum favorite for forage or syrup, pieces of mature cane heart can be chewed like candy. Grow same culture as corn but prefers well drained sandy loam. Grows to 10 feet tall and matures in about 95 to 105 days. Best adapted to well drained loam. Will mature in any area with a long enough growing season for corn.
USDA Zone: 3a - 11
Days to Maturity: 95 to 105 Days
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Height & Width: 12 feet or more
Fruit: Large clusters of Bright Red seeds. (Must be removed from the cane prior to harvest for sugar processing.)
Fruit Color: Bright Red
Leaves: Reed-ish like. (Leaves may be sharp on the edge.)
Leaf Color: Green
Sun: Full sun to moderate shade, best in full sun
Soil: Sandy Loam
Soil pH: 6.0 or higher
Water: Keep moist
Community Planting: Works well with other like plantings
Propagation: Seed only
Spacing & Depth: 18 inches at a depth of 0.5 inch
Harvesting: Harvest when needed for forage or let mature on stalk and process to syrup when needed. Sorghum syrup is a 100 percent natural sweetener sometimes called “sorghum molasses,” as its flavor and uses are similar to those of molasses made from sugar cane. Sorghum-makers press sweet, green juice from the sorghum canes and cook the juice down into a finished syrup.
Discussion: Sorghum is a grass in the same family as corn and sugarcane. It was domesticated about 5,000 years ago, and nearly all of its genetic material comes from varieties that were originally cultivated in Africa. Today, sorghum is a food staple in many parts of Africa and Asia. Grow this old-time sorghum favorite for forage or syrup, pieces of mature cane heart can be chewed like candy. It is thought that it was brought from Africa to the Caribbean, where it was grown to feed slaves. It subsequently spread to Central, South, and North America. By the nineteenth century, sorghum was grown over much of the Great Plains as a drought-tolerant cover and bearing crop.

Materials: 100 Organic Sugar Drip Cane Sorghum