"Hickory Cane" White Dent Corn, USDA Organic, Heirloom
85-110 days. A pre-1875 Heirloom white dent corn originally grown by Native Americans in N. Florida and S. Georgia. Hickory Cane was long prized across the mountainous Southeast and up into the Appalachians for its versatility, being well suited for roasting ears, creamed corn, grits, hominy, and particularly for white cornmeal, as well as fodder or silage for farm animals. This variety has also been used in Tennessee and Kentucky for making whiskey and bourbon, and historically, for strong, old-fashioned backwoods moonshine. Moonshining has deep historical American roots, going back to George Washington's personal still and the Whiskey Rebellion, and is the main reason we have cool American muscle cars and NASCAR.
Plants up to 15 ft. tall. Tight ears keep out ear worms. Large ears stay in the green milk “roasting ear” stage longer than most heirloom dents.
The kernels of Hickory Cane are about half the size of white Hickory King seeds, which is a completely different and unrelated variety of dent corn, often wrongly thought to be the same. I sell both varieties and know they are quite different. Hickory King is often sold as Inca giant white Cusco corn, but again, not the same.
USDA Certified Organic seeds. sese