Sorghum was first cultivated in Northeastern African for use as a food crop. Benjamin Franklin was the first to grow sorghum in the U.S. (1757) and praised its value in broom-making. Red Broom Corn produces strong straws that can be used to make sturdy brooms. Or, leave red seeds on sprays and dry for wreaths and fall arrangements. Most/ full sun, 8-9 feet. 100+ seeds/pack.