Broom Corn (Sorghum bicolor)

About Broom Corn

  • Broom corn is a type of sorghum that grows 6′-15′ tall
  • The crop does best in warm soils but can be grown in just about every state.
  • Broom corn is harvested based on when the “brush” or tassel is best for making brooms.

Fast Facts

  • Arcola, Illinois is known as the “Broomcorn Capital of the World”
  • One ton of broom corn brush can be used to make 80-100 dozen brooms


  • Making brooms and whisk brooms