It’s Sweet Sorghum Planting Time

May is the month to plant sweet sorghum in the Carolinas.

Mark Planting Sweet Sorghum Cane

Mark Planting Sweet Sorghum Cane

Sorghum is  versatile  grain that can be used for making sorghum flour or in the case of sweet sorghum , a very rich tasty syrup.  My family has been making sorghum syrup for as long as I can remember.  We cut the cane in September when the juice  is sweet and tangy.  It is important to cook the juice immediately to get a  premium  syrup.

Syrup Cooking In September

Syrup Cooking In September

Really good sorghum syrup is  golden brown with a hint of red, not like the almost black stuff you sometimes see in in  stores.

Sorghum Syrup Cooking, Almost Ready

Sorghum Syrup Cooking, Almost Ready

Excellent sorghum syrup is sweet and tangy with a lovely caramel taste at the end.

Premium Sorghum Syrup With Cream

Premium Sorghum Syrup With Cream

Follow us through the summer and we will cook it for you in September.

Mark

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