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Boone County White Corn Seeds
Boone County White Corn Seeds
Boone County White Corn Seeds Boone County White Corn Seeds
Boone County White Corn Seeds Boone County White Corn Seeds

Boone County White Corn

50 Seeds

$ 2.99

Heirloom corn variety well-suited for grinding and roasting

  • Heirloom dating back to 1874
  • Large ears reach up to 11" long
  • 18-22 rows per ear
  • Ivory kernels are well suited for grinding
  • Tall plants with excellent standability

MORE ABOUT BOONE COUNTY WHITE CORN:

White seeded variety developed by James Riley of Boone County, Indiana and released in 1874.  Towering plants with wide leaves produce large 18-22 rowed ears of up to 11” in length.  Plants have excellent standability.  Following the 2020 derecho that blew through our area, we were surprised to find that the Boone Co. White had escaped the 100+ mph winds mostly unscathed, despite the fact that it towered far above our other varieties. Large, white kernels are suitable for roasting or grinding into corn flour. 115 days.  50 seeds per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Corn performs best in soil that is well-drained, but also able to hold onto some moisture, as corn tends to use quite a bit of water during its active growth phase. Working in a healthy dose of well-composted manure in the fall will ensure that the rapidly growing plants receive adequate water and nutrition.

SOWING: After danger of frost has passed and soil temps have reached 55 degrees, sow seeds 9-12" apart, 1" deep, in rows 24-36" apart. To maximize pollination use a paired row or square plot configuration. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 7-10 days.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effecting in controlling common corn pests like corn borer and earworm. Aphids, Japanese beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: Corn is susceptible to a number of plant diseases. Consult your local extension office to learn which diseases are most prevalent in your region. Crop rotation, tillage, and removal of plant debris are all effective tools in managing common corn diseases.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Ears can be harvested once the husks have dried and the kernels have sufficiently hardened. To test for maturity, pull back the husk and remove a kernel from the ear. If the tip at the base of the kernel breaks off to reveal a brown "abscission" layer, the ears are ready to harvest.

SAVING SEEDS: To maintain genetic diversity, save seed from at least 50 to 100 plants. If open-pollinated, plants should be isolated from other corn varieties by at least 1/4 mile. Otherwise, hand-pollination can be performed.

Heirloom corn variety well-suited for grinding and roasting

  • Heirloom dating back to 1874
  • Large ears reach up to 11" long
  • 18-22 rows per ear
  • Ivory kernels are well suited for grinding
  • Tall plants with excellent standability

MORE ABOUT BOONE COUNTY WHITE CORN:

White seeded variety developed by James Riley of Boone County, Indiana and released in 1874.  Towering plants with wide leaves produce large 18-22 rowed ears of up to 11” in length.  Plants have excellent standability.  Following the 2020 derecho that blew through our area, we were surprised to find that the Boone Co. White had escaped the 100+ mph winds mostly unscathed, despite the fact that it towered far above our other varieties. Large, white kernels are suitable for roasting or grinding into corn flour. 115 days.  50 seeds per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Corn performs best in soil that is well-drained, but also able to hold onto some moisture, as corn tends to use quite a bit of water during its active growth phase. Working in a healthy dose of well-composted manure in the fall will ensure that the rapidly growing plants receive adequate water and nutrition.

SOWING: After danger of frost has passed and soil temps have reached 55 degrees, sow seeds 9-12" apart, 1" deep, in rows 24-36" apart. To maximize pollination use a paired row or square plot configuration. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 7-10 days.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effecting in controlling common corn pests like corn borer and earworm. Aphids, Japanese beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: Corn is susceptible to a number of plant diseases. Consult your local extension office to learn which diseases are most prevalent in your region. Crop rotation, tillage, and removal of plant debris are all effective tools in managing common corn diseases.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Ears can be harvested once the husks have dried and the kernels have sufficiently hardened. To test for maturity, pull back the husk and remove a kernel from the ear. If the tip at the base of the kernel breaks off to reveal a brown "abscission" layer, the ears are ready to harvest.

SAVING SEEDS: To maintain genetic diversity, save seed from at least 50 to 100 plants. If open-pollinated, plants should be isolated from other corn varieties by at least 1/4 mile. Otherwise, hand-pollination can be performed.

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