1 Oz. "Rotten" Clarage Dent Corn, Silage, Ohio Heirloom
Developed in the early 1900s in south central Ohio, nicknamed 'Rotten' because the blue kernels looked a lot like bruised corn kernels. Not a good name for marketing, but still more interesting than naming it Clarage-2495C. A variety called Ohio Blue Clarage was grown from this corn strain using just the blue kernels. Mixture of yellow, blue, white kernels.
Red cobs, 8 ft. stalks, 12 to 18 rows of kernels with a crinkly end dent when dried.
Once favored by livestock producers, it was still widely grown into the 1980s before corn with numbers instead of names became commonplace. Farmers reported that feeding this corn to chickens noticeably improved the quality of their eggs.
Now very rare and hard to find. Good producer, easily going over 100 bushels per acre.
Appalachian Heirloom Plant Farm.