Organic Rox Orange Syrup Cane Sorghum
Organic Rox Orange Sorghum Seed (110 days)
Sustainably Grown on our organic farm and a Biodynamic/organic farm as well.
Approximately 200 seeds per package. One ounce will plant a 50 foot row. Three pounds will plant an acre. Yields 100 gallons of syrup per acre with record yields exceeding 400 gallons per acre. You can also roughly figure 1 gallon per 100 foot row.
Seeding rate is 9 - 20 lbs per acre, with 16 lbs per acre being optimal. In areas of drought seeding rate is 5 - 6 lbs.
Rox Orange, or Waconia, is a medium-early maturing variety that was developed for syrup production by the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station. It has also been grown for silage in the Upper Midwest.
Rox orange is an old time sorghum favorite for syrup. Many an old timer poured this delicious syrup on a hot plate of pancakes or corncakes! My grandfather used to give us pieces of mature cane heart at Christmas so we could chew it like "candy cane". We always thought it was a treat.
Rox Orange sorghum is grown like corn, but prefers well drained sandy loam. Rox Orange will grow to 8 ft. tall and can be cut for silage after 70-80 days, or be used for livestock grain if left to full maturity. The seed yield in addition to syrup can be heavy, yielding up to 500 pounds of seed per acre and higher.
Very well adapted to well drained loam and will mature in any area with a long enough growing season for corn.
What a fantastic Sorghum for so many uses. Harvest for syrup. Feed the left over canes/leaves as silage to goats or cows. Save the seed heads for the chickens!
California Grown Heirloom Seed
Wow, we couldn't believe that this sorghum did so well for us in the cool coastal nights! We thought for sure getting this syrup type sorghum to grow for us would be a bust, but it grew like crazy! This means we can actually grow our own organic syrup right here! No GMO sugar beet sweeteners for us!