Hickory King Yellow Corn
This heirloom from the 1800’s will grow 9 inch ears with 12-16 rows of beautiful golden traditional dent corn. This is really the best all around corn varieties still available. Pick young for corn on the cob. Let mature for corn flour, hominy, masa harina (chip and tamale flour), corn bread, muffins, hush puppies, fritters, corn soup, posole and so much more! You can even make your own corn nuts. Stalks grow 8 – 12 feet. Perfect for roasting on the barbeque.
- Originated in Appalachia around the late 1800s
- Grows big yellow kernels not seen in modern corn
- Each stalk produces 2 very large ears
- Hickory king has a very high leafy green matter which makes it perfect for silage
- Tight husks which help keep out corn worms and beetles
- It is somewhat resistant to leaf blight
Sun: Full Sun
Sowing Method: Direct Sow
Days to Maturity: 80 days
Height: 5 feet
Spread: 12 inches
Thinning: 12 inches -
Use fresh, canned or frozen Corn Nuts, Roasting
Sow seed directly in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Plant 4 to 6 seeds per pole in hills. Plant seeds in hills or rows about 3 feet apart. Germination results in 5-10 days. They can be planted from seed as soon as the soil is warm, day temperatures around 60 degrees F in full sun and loose, well drained soil.