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**GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE**
**World's Fastest Growing Sorghum**
*This Sorghum is an very, very early maturing plant, reaching the mid bloom stage about 35-45 days after planting. Mature plant is 38 to 58 inches in height.
This sweet sorghum has following characteristics: (1) produce a high yield of medium stalks, (2) have strong, erect growth so it will not readily lodge, (3) contain a high percentage of extractable juice, (4) contain juice with a high total soluble solids (Brix) content, mostly sugars, (5) resist diseases, (6) tolerate drought, (7) tolerate excessive water, and (8) produce a high-quality syrup!
In the cuisine of the Southern United States, sorghum syrup is used as a sweet condiment, usually for biscuits, corn bread, pancakes, hot cereals or baked beans
It is used to make such foods as couscous, sorghum flour, porridge and molasses!
In China, sorghum is the most important ingredient for the production of distilled beverages, such as maotai and kaoliang, as seen in the 1987 film Red Sorghum!
In southern Africa, sorghum is used to produce beer, including the local version of Guinness. In recent years, sorghum has been used as a substitute for other grain in gluten-free beer.
In November 2006, Lakefront Brewery of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, launched its "New Grist" gluten-free beer, brewed with sorghum and rice. It is one of its most successful lines!
On December 20, 2006, Anheuser-Busch of St. Louis, Missouri announced the release of their new "Redbridge" beer product. This beer will be gluten-free and produced with sorghum as the main ingredient!
The seed become edible at maturity and are readily consumed by upland game birds such as quail, turkey, pheasant, prairie chickens, and other migratory birds including duck, geese and dove, also by big buck deer!................#1260