Rox Orange Syrup Cane Sorghum
(Sorghum bicolor); aka Waconia; Traditional Sorghum Syrup is aboard Slow Food's Ark of Taste.
Rox Orange is a robust regional variety developed by the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station for syrup with a Brix of 10.3. High quality seed heads ensure a good seed crop as well. Sturdy 8-foot tall plants typically reach boot to early heading stage by 75 days and hard dough stage at about the 105 day mark. Plant roughly 50 row feet with an approximate syrup yield of a quart.