Johnson County White Corn
- Dent corn
- Ears are 6-8" long and 2.25" diameter
- Plants grow up to 12.5' tall
- 110 days
- Heritage Farm Collection Variety in 2017
An attractive, productive dent corn. Large ears are 6-8" long and about 2.25" diameter. Plants grow up to 12.5 feet. Late maturing.
Donated by Elmer Burns, who has grown the variety since about 1979 when he received it from Clinton Mobley of Oneida, Kentucky. SSE believes this is an authentic example of the historic variety of the same name. Author M.L. Bowman (1915) wrote that it was developed by three Johnson County, Indiana farmers who combined their individual breeding projects in 1899. It became a popular, well-regarded variety grown by Midwestern farmers in the early 1900s.
Direct Seed: 4" Apart
Germination: 4-21 Days
Rows Apart: 36-48"
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water.