Hungarian Broom Corn

Sorghum bicolor

HEIRLOOM Traditional variety with long stems for making brooms. Fast growing to 7 -10' tall. Edible red seeds, drought tolerant.

Ranks with wheat, oats, corn and barley as among the most cultivated grains in the world. It is used as flour, cereal grain, sweetener, livestock feed, and in the making of brooms. Best known in the South for making molasses during an all-night boil where the juice is pressed from the stalks and reduced down in a large pot over a fire until it becomes a rich dark syrup. Nutrients: iron, phosphorus and potassium
SizePrice QtyPurchase
3.5 grams - Packet $ 3.95
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
1100 NA 50 lbs 100
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 55-80°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/2" 1 1/2" 150
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
8" 7-15 Annual 3-5 years
An annual, frost-sensitive grass which grows up to 7' and should be planted in full sun. Plant Seeds: Direct seed 1/2"deep, with 1-1/2" between seeds, in rows 2' apart. Soil Temp: 55-80 F. Days to Sprout: 7-15. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 8". Seeds/Oz: 1,100. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1 oz.. Days to Harvest: 100-120. Seed Viability: 3-4 years.