How to grow Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum bicolor growing herbaceous of the genus Sorghum also known as Broom corn, Sorghum bicolor perennial evergreen or annual plant, used for the edible seeds and it’s drought tolerant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial and 5+ as annual.

Leaves color green in linear shape.

Flower color yellow and create broom shape.

Sorghum bicolor seeds

Seeds edible in color red to brown in drop to round shape.

Alternative names: Sorghum, Great millet, Durra, Milo, Broom corn

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How to grow Sorghum bicolor growing and care:

Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
2-4 m, 6-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Yellow and create broom shape

Edible seeds

Seeds harvest season:

Seeds pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Sorghum bicolor seeds?
Flour, like popcorn, Sweetener

Work requirements on the seeds:
Cover the seeds with paper

How long does it take to bear seeds?
Few months from sowing

Scientific name:

Sorghum bicolor

How to grow Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum bicolor plant

Sorghum bicolor


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9