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Hickory King Corn pk/50

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SKU CN1-50
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Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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115 days. Zea mays. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of 8 to 9" long white corn. The ears have 10 to 12 rows of tender kernels. It has two ears per stalk. Great for making grits, corn meal, and flour. One of the best varieties for hominy because the skin slips off so easy. It has the largest kernels of any other variety and grows in the cotton belt regions. Also known as Bingo Corn in the South as the kernels are so big they were used as bingo chips. Husks are tighter than most varieties and give excellent protection from beetles and earworms. Does well in a wide variety of soils. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. An 1800s heirloom variety from Virginia, USA. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 34753. Disease Resistant: NCLB, SCLB.

Lot No: 9203

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: 8 to 13 ft tall

Planting Season: Spring/Summer

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Corn
Zea mays

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 - 1 1/2"above 60 F 7 to 10 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 8 - 12"36 - 42" 8 - 12"65 - 120 days
Corn Seed Planting Information:

Corn likes hot summers. Corn should be planted in specific patterns and distances, and separated by rows. Plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds 2 weeks after last frost date and when soil has warmed up. Corn needs warm soil to germinate. The seeds may rot if the soil is too cool. Soil temperature needs to be higher than 60 F. Plant the seeds in blocks of at least 3 rows in each direction as corn is pollinated by the wind. Planting in blocks also protects stalks from damage from high winds. Plants can grow 3 to 8 ft tall.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires well loose rich soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro. Side dress with 33-0-0 plant food.

Harvest Tips:

Carefully pull back the husk to see if kernels are fully formed. Use a sharp knife to remove corn from stalks.


NCLB – Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Scientific Name: Exserohilum turcicum

Type: Fungus

Northern Corn Leaf Blight is a fungal disease that affects the growth of corn. Northern corn leaf blight occurs commonly in the Midwestern regions of the United States. Symptoms are cigar-shaped or elliptical shaped gray-green lesions on the leaves that range from 1 to 7 inches long. Lesions begin on the lower leaves and then spread to upper leaves. Severe symptoms can progress rapidly, resulting in blighted leaves. Lesions can also be found on the husk of ears or the leaf sheaths. It can cause significant yield loss in corn. Losses are greater and more severe when plants are infected at the early stage of growth. The disease will spread by rain or wind. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 64-81 F and usually occur when moisture and humidity are very high. Plants usually become infected when water is present on the leaf surface for 6 to 18 hours. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in over winter on corn leaf debris. Proper tillage practices may be helpful in managing the disease. Fungicides can help manage the disease. The best option is to use hybrid disease resistant varieties.

SCLB – Southern Corn Leaf Blight

Scientific Name: Bipolaris maydis (Cochliobolus heterostrophus)

Type: Fungus

Southern Corn Leaf Blight is a fungal disease that affects the growth of corn and is considered the most devastating disease of corn crop. Southern corn leaf blight occurs commonly in the Southeastern regions of the United States. Symptoms are tan colored lesions on the leaves measuring 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide by 1/8 to 1 inch long. The diamond-shaped elongated shaped lesions begin on the lower leaves and then spread to upper leaves. The disease can cause significant loss of leaves. It can cause significant yield loss in corn. Losses are greater and more severe when plants are infected at the early stage of growth. The disease will spread by rain or wind. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 68-89 F and usually occur when moisture and humidity are very high. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in over winter on corn leaf debris. Proper tillage practices may be helpful in managing the disease. Fungicides can help manage the disease. The best option is to use hybrid disease resistant varieties.

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