Grain Sorghum: IS12965
Sorghum is an annual plant in the grass family that grows up to 5 m in height. Grain sorghum is a staple crop in many hot dry areas and ranks 5th worldwide among cereal grains. Depending on the variety, sorghum is grown for grain, forage, fuel, fiber, syrup, and sugar. Cleaned grain can be cooked like rice or ground into flour. It is naturally gluten-free.
A white-seeded variety selected at ICRISAT but thought to originate in Cuba. It was a top performer and favorite variety of Haitian farmers during trials in Haiti in 2005.