Texicoa Sorghum - Organic


Texicoa Sorghum - Organic

Sorghum bicolor
(100 days) This large corn-like plant originally domesticated in Africa is traditionally considered a southern crop. We were surprised to find a 4' grain sorghum being grown by a neighbor in central Maine. Texicoa matured its large dense heads just in time for our short season. More exceptionally, it maintained its productivity during a drought, which makes it a front runner in the climate-change sweepstakes. A white-seeded grain sorghum (also known as milo), Texicoa can be popped, but it is more commonly ground into a mild-flavored flour, cooked as a grain, or sometimes nixtamalized like corn for tortillas. Culture is similar to corn; expect tillers. Easy to thresh and attractive to birds. Whatever you don’t eat can be used as animal feed. Black Benefit Sharing.
OGThis item is certified organic

4316 Texicoa Sorghum - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 4g for $3.95   
B: 12g for $6.75   
C: 36g for $12.00   
D: 112g for $24.00   

Additional Information


Our grains selections are rare heirloom varieties especially chosen for small-scale production. Revived interest in food security and sovereignty inspires us to seek edible and heirloom grains. In the early 1800s Maine was the breadbasket of the U.S. Wheat and rice do not demand huge space and can be threshed with a little ingenuity. With good fertility, proper spacing and reasonable diligence, it is quite possible to harvest 10 lb of heirloom wheat from 100 plants in a 10x10' plot. A 100' row of rice can yield 6–10 lb.

Larger-scale growers and farmers, those seeking larger quantities of more mainstream varieties, or those looking for cover crops should check out the Organic Growers Supply list of Farm Seed.

Most of of our grains are also decorative in both form and color, making great accents to bouquets and wreaths. For more ornamental grains, see amaranths, ornamental millets and sorghum & broom corn.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.