Grows like bamboo, 2 - 3 m high, but not invasive. Can be grown very well in warm wet spots. Canes are cut back every summer and split to eat. Juice makes an excellent drink - easy to juice through a roller-type wringer. There is around a litre of juice in every stem so the potential for production of Sugarcane juice for use as drinks, sweetening for beer, wine, bottled fruit, baking, cooking etc is enormous. The flavour of unprocessed sugarcane juice is yummy! Good biomass, shelter, stock food.
SUGARCANE (Saccharum officinarum)