Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor

Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor

Sorghum

Previous scientific name(s): Holcus bicolor, Holcus sorghum, Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor, Sorghum bicolor var. caffrorum, Sorghum caffrorum

Warm season, robust, annual, drought tolerant bunchgrass. Similar to S. sudanese but more drought tolerant and more useful as forage. Grain varieties are used primarily for silage while the grass varieties are cut for hay.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
15 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
20 
- 50 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
53.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
60,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes