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Black Amber Sugar/Cane Sorghum Seeds

Black Amber Sugar/Cane Sorghum

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(Sorghum bicolor) Black Amber sorghum was originally brought to the United States from China where it was grown by a small group of farmers on the island of Tsungming at the mouth of the Yangtze River.  Known locally as loo-tsoh, the sweet stalks were sold on the Shanghai Market for chewing and sucking the sweet cane juice.  Once the seed reached the United States in 1854, efforts were made to improve its earliness and the color and taste of the syrup, giving rise to a number of selections sold under the name "Black Amber".  Eight to nine-foot-tall plants with juicy stems and highly branched, pendulant inflorescences filled with glossy black seeds.  100 days to harvest.  100 seeds per packet.

Seed stock generously provided by the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit in Griffin, Georgia.  The USDA accession number is PI641848.  

 

(Sorghum bicolor) Black Amber sorghum was originally brought to the United States from China where it was grown by a small group of farmers on the island of Tsungming at the mouth of the Yangtze River.  Known locally as loo-tsoh, the sweet stalks were sold on the Shanghai Market for chewing and sucking the sweet cane juice.  Once the seed reached the United States in 1854, efforts were made to improve its earliness and the color and taste of the syrup, giving rise to a number of selections sold under the name "Black Amber".  Eight to nine-foot-tall plants with juicy stems and highly branched, pendulant inflorescences filled with glossy black seeds.  100 days to harvest.  100 seeds per packet.

Seed stock generously provided by the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit in Griffin, Georgia.  The USDA accession number is PI641848.  

 

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