I am interested in locating an old old corn variety called Hickory Cane Corn. I understand that it was grown in the mountain regions of Kentucky. Tennessee, Georgia, and possibly other locations.
I am posting a description of it I found on the internet some time ago. If you grow the Hickory Cane Corn or know some one who does I would appreciate your contacting me.
Article Description of Hickory Cane Corn I found on the internet.
COUNTRYSIDE: I have been searching for several years for Hickory Cane (not Hickory King) corn. It was a favorite of old timers in this area and was prized as a sweet corn, creamed corn, hominy and particularly for white corn meal. Turns out one of my elderly neighbors had been growing it from seed he has been keeping from each harvest, having acquired it from his parents.
Hickory Cane produces a very tall (sometimes up to 12' or more) stalk which supports the height well. It produces a very large ear with large white kernels in eight rows. It is fairly drought resistant and stays green much longer than today's sweet corn. It is open pollinated and should not be planted near other varieties.
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