This heirloom variety comes from the Central Texas area. The plants grow eight to twelve feet in height at maturity developing beautiful, rich, shiny, black-coated seeds. The seed heads are compact with most being eight to twelve inches in length. 'Black Amber Molasses' sorghum, also known as black broom-corn, has been historically used for silage and as flour, cereal grain, sweetener and for making molasses. Grain sorghum is a grass derivative similar to corn. The shiny black color develops in the hulls that cover the seeds. During the threshing process, nearly all of the seeds retain the shiny black seed coat. Sorghum is often used as a gluten free alternative in bread or beer. Sorghum is a nutritious food and makes a great goth garden ornamental grass.