This old variety originating from the Apache people produces large panicles full of red seeds. Sorghum bicolor is a dye plant whose use is quite widespread in Africa. It is the sheaths of the leaves, often colored red, that are used for the anthocyanin content. This sorghum is mostly grown for its sweet canes.
Scientific Name: Sorghum bicolor
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 26°C
Germination time in days: 5 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 50–60 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Sandy, dry, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly in the ground from May in a dry area of the garden , every 10 cm, in rows spaced 10 to 25 cm apart, or broadcast. Do not need too much water.