Apache Red Sorghum
I planted this sugar type sorghum just to satisfy my sweet tooth while working in the field. Sure enough, Fall temperatures brought a red blush to the stalks, indicating my treat was ready. Around October I chopped stalks into 6" pieces and brought it to a party. Chewing these candysticks releases a deliciously sweet juice. I became popular with the kids that showed up that night. Our chickens also love the seeds as a supplement to their diet.
As Gene Logsdon points out, this is a "4-in-one plant," cane juice for sugar, seeds for food, leaves for fodder, and chewed up stalks to feed the soil. Lastly, it's great for Fall flower arrangements. Oh, and it also overwintered, making it a perennial grain, at least in Southern California or similar coastal climates. In heavy soils, plants grew 6' high. 100 seeds.