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Red Broom Corn

Red Broom Corn

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Red Broom Corn
Sorghum bicolor

100 to 110 days — The red seed heads are very attractive and can be used for broom making or in decorations such as wreaths, swags, bird feeders, dried arrangements, and even added to fresh flower arrangements. The entire seed head can be utilized or small portions can be cut and grouped together and used as "fillers" in centerpieces.  The red seed heads are especially pretty in Christmas floral arrangements.

Although commonly called "Broom Corn", Sorghum bicolor is not truly corn. The stalks are similar to corn but they do not produce ears. Seed heads appear from the tops of the plants instead of a tassel. Our "Red Broom Corn" seed is a mixture of many red-shaded varieties including 'Hungarian Red', 'Apache Red', 'Iowa Red', 'Tennessee Red', and many of the 'Hadley Reds'. Each packet contains 0.25 ounce, which is approximately 280 to 300 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Soil must be at least 65ºF to germinate. Be patient and do not plant too early or you will waste a lot of seed! Plant in full sun and keep it watered. Corn is a wind-pollinated plant. Plant in blocks several rows wide to ensure full ears.

Sow seeds about 1½ to 2½ inch deep, 3 to 4 inches apart, in rows spaced 24 to 30 inches apart. Thin to 6 to 12 inches apart.