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Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum

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Features

  • Height4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like

Description

Sorghum bicolor (Sorghum). This species is an annual grass growing to 6m with flat leaves with a white mid-rib growing to about 1m. The flowers are borne in panicles of dense fertile spikelets to 1cm with large and variously coloured grains.

Characteristics

Annual, Grass

Other common names

Great millet, Kafir corn

Origin

Original habitat is obscure

Interest and use

Vegetable, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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