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.