- This variety was developed for syrup production by the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station and produces tall sugar can for molasses syrup, biofuel, and livestock grain.
Rox Orange Syrup Cane. Sorghum. Sorghum bicolor. 70-80 days. Open Pollinated. Heirloom. Non-GMO. AKA: Broom Corn. Though technically a variety of grass, Rox Orange Syrup sorghum grows a dramatic and feathery field grain bursting with dense broom-like kernels of classic pale white, alpine, and pearl. Known by a variety of names and cultivated for multiple uses, sorghum has been the world‚s fifth most exported grain crop behind rice, wheat, corn, and barley. Rox Orange Syrup Cane sorghum is a full sun crop performing best when sown directly outdoors after the final frost date and should rarely, if ever, be transplanted. Plant 2-3 seeds 1 inch deep and 3-4 inches apart in Organically rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Germinates in 10-21 days, thinning back to one plant every 12 inch as true leaves establish. The plant is a grass growing similarly to corn. 1,400 seeds/oz.