Sorghum Black Amber Seeds - Broom Corn

Sorghum Black Amber Seeds - Broom Corn

Ornamental Grass
Texas Black Amber Molasses
Production Quality Filler Green

Product ID#: RS8580-8561

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature
Growing Conditions Field Crop
Additional Characteristics Recommended for Summer Planting for Fall Harvest, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, Heirloom & Heritage, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 110 Days
Stem Type Branching Stem
Plant Hardiness Tender
Plant Height 61 + inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Greens, Excellent for Drying & Crafts
Shape Filler Greens, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Spike, Textural, Stalk - Stem
  • 1 packet

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$4.95
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Sorghum Black Amber, commonly known as Texas Black Amber Molasses or Broom Corn, is a long loved heirloom that produces 6' to 8' stalks that feature black hulls that cover amber seeds. This crop has a multiplicity of uses from traditional methods of inter-planting between pole beans and peas, as a feed crop for poultry, small animal fodder, as a "screen" between other crops to help prevent pollination between corn crops (including sweet corns), as hunting blinds and in the floral industry for filler greens, used both fresh and dried. The 8" to 12" inch sprays of Broom Corn are a wildly popular fall ornamental decoration variety, especially for Halloween, given its color combination. Each stalk will produce between 8 and 10 sprays. Black Amber is heat loving and drought tolerant as it evolved in the semi-arid landscapes of Sub Saharan Africa. Sorghum is also traditionally harvested for making syrup and the stalks for making molasses. Plant two weeks after your last frost in spring to give ample time for the seed sprays to fully develop. Plant a minimum of four rows for pollination, in rows spaced 16" inches apart in a full sun location. True to its name, brooms can be created from the sprays, like the ones commonly seen in historical references of the Shakers of the 19th century. Packet: 100 seeds.
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