Sorghum for Syrup and Seed

Asked December 13, 2012, 4:42 PM EST

Are there any varieties of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) where one can harvest the seed and ALSO get syrup out of the same plant?

San Luis Obispo County California field crops sorghum

1 Response

All publicly available sweet sorghum varieties produce grain, so in theory you can harvest the grain and obtain sugar from the stalks as well. Now doing it mechanically is another story. All those varieties are tall, so normal grain harvest with a combine and then harvest the stem to extract juice could be challenging.