Reply To: Adopt A Grain Project

Bev Sturgis

Week 2 – Black Milo

Latin name: Sorghum bicolor

Chromosomal count: 2n=20

Ideal growing conditions: Sorghum is adapted to hot, dry conditions.

Pollination: It is both self-pollinated and wind-pollinated.

Breeding system: primarily self-pollinated

Specific characteristics: Viable seeds may be obtained from one plant. However 10-25 plants should be grown for variety maintenance, and 50 plants should be grown for genetic preservation.

* Most of the above info was obtained from The Seed Garden published by Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah, Iowa.