Drought-resistant and able to get by on much less fertility (and water) than its relative, corn.
Dale is dual-purpose sorghum, which can be grown for either grain or syrup. Perfect for the homesteader. Both a gluten-free grain for flour, polenta, and beer, and a sweetener-- "the sugarcane of the North". It makes a delicious molasses without all the processing required by sugar beets. Unlike most sorghums, which need continuous heat, Dale is adapted to areas with cool nights. Sorghum is staple in Africa, cooked much like polenta. Seed from Golden Rule, where this picture was taken the day they pressed the juice for molasses.