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Sorghum White Mountain Apache Organic

€2,40 EUR

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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.