This variety is very edible as dent corn (field corn), but is primarily grown for competition. Source seed stalk was 320.75” Johnston/Butler 2010 - that's 26 feet, 9 inches tall !! Don’t plant anything on the north side of these stalks! Requires special growing techniques to get over 20’ tall. Though commonly grown for animal feed, dent corn is perfectly suitable for human consumption; not as corn-on-the-cob, but for corn flour, polenta, grits, roasted or parched. Seeds harvested September 27, 2016 from stalks ranging from 9-13' tall and cobs measured up to 20.5" long. These stalks received minimal care - average soil, water and no special fertilizing; but genetics for 20+ feet tall are here! Takes at least 120 days from sowing until kernels are dry enough on the cob for harvesting.
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