Fresh sugarcane is used in a number of cuisines around the world, especially in Southeast Asia and other tropical climates. Sugarcane can be consumed fresh in stalks or, more commonly, as a refined sugar or a juice.
Sugarcane, famous for its role in sugar production, is actually a perennial grass and grows for many years. The grass self-propagates and regrows by means of underground buds, so that one blade of sugarcane may produce a new cane every 12 to 14 months.
If you are lucky enough to live in a zone that is warm yearround, sugarcane can be fun to grow and produce an amazing source of sweetness. Along with site selection and general care, you will need to know how to fertilize sugarcane. This article will help with that.
Sugarcane Louisiana Candy, A Louisiana Favorite! A sweet plant for the gardener with a sweet tooth Sugarcane grows to a height of 12 to 15 feet then sends out a plume-like flower with silky-hairy feathery like spikes. Saccharum Officinarum is an easy to grow perennial grass which makes a fantastic hedge or garden wall.