Broom Corn Amish Rainbow Blend Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Broom Corn Amish Rainbow Blend Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Sorghum bicolor

Item #2006

Annual. Broomfield, Colorado, the home of Botanical Interests, was named after the broomcorn plant around 1900 when a lot of farmland was devoted to growing it. Brooms were traditionally made from the straw-like fibers after stripping off the seeds. ‘Broom Corn’ is not related to corn, but is actually a sorghum, a member of the grass family. Instead of growing tassels and ears, it is topped by richly colored shiny seeds. Harvest them for fall décor and dried arrangements, or grow enough to make your own broom!




Annual

Full Sun

Blooms late summer to fall

6’-10’ tall

Days to Emerge:
7-14 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
6”

Thinning:
When 4” tall,
thin to 1’ apart


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost. In the deep South, this can mean as early as February.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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