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 broom corn 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 a member of the grass family, so instead of growing tassels and ears like sweet corn, it is topped by richly colored shiny seeds. Harvest them for fall décor and dried arrangements, or grow enough to make your own broom!

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Full Sun

Blooms late summer to fall

6’-15’ tall

Days to Emerge:
7-14 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 12”

When 4” tall,
thin to 1 every 12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 60º–80ºF. In the deep South, this can mean as early as February.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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