Seneca Red Stalker Corn Seeds
Seneca Red Stalker Corn CN39-50
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Seneca Red Stalker Corn Seeds

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SKU CN39-50
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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100 days. Zea mays. Open Pollinated. Seneca Red Stalker Corn. The plant produces good yields of delicious multicolor kernels of corn. Ears are 8 to 9" long and have 18 rows of bicolor kernels. It has beautiful purple red stalks and husks. Perfect for making cornmeal. Suitable for the home garden and market growers. A variety from the USA. Disease Resistant: Common Smut, Northern Corn Leaf Blight, and Common Rust.

Lot No: 41491

Germination: 90%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 1,600

Plant Height: 7 ft tall

Planting Season: Spring/Summer

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow

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.

R - Rust

Scientific Name: Puccinia asparagi, Puccinia sorghi

Type: Fungus

Rust, also known as Common Rust, is a world-wide soil borne disease that affects the growth of asparagus, cantaloupes & melons, corn, and lettuce. It is one of the most destructive disease in growing asparagus in the United States. The disease affects the ferns on asparagus. Lesions develop and turn cream-orange color, then turn a reddish-brown color, then eventually turn a brick red or rust color. During the winter the lesions will turn a black color. Severe infestation stunts or kills young asparagus shoots. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. When corn is infected the disease affects the upper and lower leaf surfaces, where small specks appear on the leaves, then develops into small tan spots, and distinguished by cinnamon-brown pustules. These pustules blister and turn dark brown to black late in the season. Corn stalks are weakened and stalk rot potential increases. Significant damage to upper leaves results in significant yield losses. Common rust spreads by windblown spores. The disease is also favorable cool and moist conditions when temperatures are 68-72 F, and usually occurs when there is nine hours of wet weather. The best option is to maximize air movement between the plants and to use disease resistant varieties.

S - Smut

Scientific Name: Urocystis cepulae or Urocystis colhici

Type: Fungus

Smut is a world-wide soil borne disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, leeks, onions, and shallots. Smut has not been found in chives and garlic. It is one of the most destructive disease in growing onions in northern parts of the United States. The disease infects plants only when they are seedlings, killing the plants early in the season. Symptoms of smut include black streaks, blisters, or lesions appearing on the young leaves near the bulbs. A black powdery spore mass will be released when the bulbs rupture. Cold damp weather in the spring can make the seedling acceptable to the disease. Once affected by the disease, most of the seedlings will die in 3 to 5 weeks after germination. Infected plants may survive in a weaken condition, but the plant growth will be stunted, and the plant will die slowly. The infected plants should be removed and burned on the spot to avoid further infestation. The disease is also favorable when temperatures are 61-72 F, and usually occur in the spring. If the soil temperature is above 84%, when the seedlings are susceptible to the disease, there is usually no infection. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting onions in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for a long time, up to 15 years. The smut disease can be transmitted from one field to another by water, by wind, and by farm equipment. Once the soil is infected, only seeds treated with fungicide should be planted. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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by on March 14, 2010

This was a very sweet corn, crisp and enjoyable right off the cob. It was delicious!

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