Rox Orange Sugar Cane Seeds 10
Sorghum BiColor Rox Orange Sugar cane seeds
Rox Orange, or Waconia, is a medium-early maturing variety. It has also been grown for silage in the Upper Midwest.
Rox orange is an old time sorghum favorite for syrup. Rox Orange sorghum is grown like corn, but prefers well drained sandy loam. Rox Orange will grow to 8 ft. tall and can be cut for silage after 70-80 days, or be used for livestock grain if left to full maturity. The seed yield in addition to syrup can be heavy, yielding up to 500 pounds of seed per acre and higher.
Very well adapted to well drained loam and will mature in any area with a long enough growing season for corn.
ROX ORANGE SORGHUM aka Waconia Cane Sugar. This a super sweet strain of sorghum used to make sweet syrup and sugar. Developed by the University of Wisconsin for syrup production. A few decades ago there where thousands of acres planted with Rox Orange for syrup production, but due to the labor intensive process it was phased out in favor of sugar beets and sugar cane. Grow Rox like you would grow corn. A lot of sun, a lot of water and a little fertilizer. It will grow to 8ft tall and takes about 100 Days to harvest. If you want to try making syrup. Thank You!
Spring, soil temp 70F+.
Rows 36" apart.
SOW 1'deep, 6"apart.Keep moist.
Germination 7-10 Days.
Thin to 12" apart.
Height 96" x 12" Wide.
Medium/Heavy water. Light Fertilizer if needed.
About 100 Days to harvest.