Broomfield, Colorado, the home of Botanical Interests®, was named after the broom corn plant around 1900 when a lot of farmland was devoted to growing it. Brooms were traditionally made from the straw-like fibers after stripping off the seeds. Broom Corn is a member of the grass family, so instead of growing tassels and ears like sweet corn, it is topped by richly colored shiny seeds. Frost-sensitive plants grow up to 6′-15′ tall. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Amish Rainbow Blend Broom Corn Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 60°–80°F.
Indoors: Not recommended.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.