What's the best variety of Sorghum for Molasses?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BigSkyChickens, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

    Apr 3, 2009
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Okay - old timers, or folks living in Sorghum country,
    What's the best variety of Sorghum to grow to make Sorghum molasses?

    I grew a 12 square foot patch of "Amish Rainbow Blend", but the stalks turned out pretty small. I imagine this variety is meant for decoration. [​IMG]
    Once I ran a couple of stalks through the rollers of the pasta maker, and only got THREE DROPS OF JUICE, I knew I would not be making molasses this year. [​IMG]

    I'm proud of myself for trying....but I'm guessing a 12 square foot patch is not enough of any variety to make molasses. [​IMG]

    Let me know what y'all think.
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Not a Sorghum grower (horrible climate here for it and growing it in a green house is a bit of a waste) but am a big Sorghum fan, and far as I've read, the Mennonite and Honey Drip varieties are most excellent.

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