Re: Rare Hickory Cane Corn Available
Posted by Dorothy Moody on 1/30/2012, 3:31 pm, in reply to "Rare Hickory Cane Corn Available"
: I discovered a source for Hickory Cane
: Corn and have volunteered to post the
: availability on my Garden Links.
: Hickory Cane Corn
: For those interested in growing a rare
: old corn variety called Hickory Cane
: Corn, I have seed available. I
: understand that it was grown in the
: mountain regions of Kentucky.
: Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina,
: Virgina and West Virgina and possibly
: other locations.
: Description of Hickory Cane Corn.
: Hickory Cane (not Hickory King) corn
: was a favorite of old timers and was
: prized as a sweet corn, creamed corn,
: grits, hominy and particularly for
: white corn meal. It makes outstanding
: Cornbread! Hickory Cane produces a
: very tall (sometimes up to 12' or
: more) stalk which supports the height
: well. It produces very large ears 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
: (at least one mile isolation). Grown
: for Fodder originally on the farm for
: feed and used in cooking Corn Meal,
: Hominy, and Grits
: Hickory Cane Corn $5.00 Per Pound and
: $5.00 Shipping
: email Robert firstname.lastname@example.org with