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Grain Sorghum

Grain Sorghum Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationAnnual
U.S. NativeIntroduced to U.S.

Grain Sorghum Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSummer and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth RateRapid
AllelopathYes
BloatNone
C:N RatioLow
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormBunch
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet8
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanShort
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityModerate

Grain Sorghum Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)60
pH Minimum5.5
pH Maximum7.5
Precipitation Minimum18
Precipitation Maximum60
Root Depth (Minimum inches)12
Salinity ToleranceMedium
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)47

Grain Sorghum Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound24960
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainYes
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Grain Sorghum Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalMedium
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalHigh
Palatable to a HumanYes
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Grain Sorghum

Grain Sorghum grows like a Graminoid. Grain Sorghum is an Annual. Grain Sorghum is Introduced to U.S.. Summer and Fall is when Grain Sorghum is actively growing. Grain Sorghum has a Rapid growth rate after harvest. Grain Sorghum is an allelopath. Grain Sorghum has a Low C:N Ratio. Grain Sorghum has a coppice potential of No. Grain Sorghum is not fall conspicuous. Grain Sorghum has a Yellow colored flower. Grain Sorghum has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Grain Sorghum has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Grain Sorghum has a Moderate foliage porosity. Grain Sorghum has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Grain Sorghum are Brown. Seeds of Grain Sorghum are Yes conspicuous. Grain Sorghum grows as a Bunch. The growth rate of Grain Sorghum is Rapid. The mature height of Grain Sorghum is 8 feet. The lifespan of Grain Sorghum is Short. The shape and orientation of Grain Sorghum is Erect. Grain Sorghum is adapted to coarse textured soils. Grain Sorghum is adapted to fine textured soils. Grain Sorghum is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Grain Sorghum is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Grain Sorghum is Low. Grain Sorghum does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Grain Sorghum is High. Grain Sorghum requires a minimum of 60 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Grain Sorghum is 5.5. The maximum pH of Grain Sorghum is 7.5. The minimum Precipitation that Grain Sorghum requires is 18. The maximum Precipitation that Grain Sorghum can handle is 60. The minimum root depth of Grain Sorghum is 12 inches. The salininty tolerance of Grain Sorghum is Medium. The shade tolerance of Grain Sorghum is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Grain Sorghum is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Grain Sorghum requires is 47. The bloom period of Grain Sorghum is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Grain Sorghum is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Grain Sorghum is High. The fruit seed period of Grain Sorghum begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Grain Sorghum ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Grain Sorghum is No. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by bare roots. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by bulbs. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by container. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by corms. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by cuttings. Grain Sorghum is propagated by seed. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by sod. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by sprig. Grain Sorghum is not propagated by tubers. Grain Sorghum can generally yield 24960 seeds per pound of seeds. Grain Sorghum has a Slow seed spread rate. Grain Sorghum has a High seedling vigor. Grain Sorghum has a High seedling vigor. Grain Sorghum has a small grain. Grain Sorghum has a None vegatative spread rate. Grain Sorghum does not have a berry/nut seed product. Grain Sorghum is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Grain Sorghum makes a good fodder product. Grain Sorghum does not make a good fuel wood product. Grain Sorghum does not make a good lumber product. Grain Sorghum does not make a naval store product. Grain Sorghum is not palatable to browse animals. Grain Sorghum is not palatable to grazing animals. Grain Sorghum is not palatable to humans. Grain Sorghum does not make a pulpwood product. Grain Sorghum does not make a veneer product. Grain Sorghum is of the category, Monocot.
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