"Reid's" Yellow Dent Corn, High Protein Heirloom
90-110 days. One of the most popular open-pollinated yellow dent corns in American history, with very high protein content. Especially well suited for the Corn Belt. Originated by Robert Reid of Illinois in 1847 and improved by his son, James L. Reid, from 1870 to 1900. Heirloom.
Color is deep yellow, with a lighter cap, but a reddish tinge often appears.
The cobs tend to be small and dark red. Ears are 9 to 10 in. long and 7 to 8 in. around with plants growing to 10-14 feet tall.
Ear tapers slightly, with 16 to 22 closely spaced rows. Kernels are very deep and narrow to medium in width, slightly keystone in shape, with a square crown.
Slightly rough, with kernels dented on top. Stalks are tall and leafy and make very good silage.