Country Gentleman (Sh...
Heirloom white corn
from 1890-many folks favorite.
Called "shoepeg" corn because the kernels are not oblong and growing in rows, but round and cover the cob without any rows. Deep narrow kernels are sweet, tender, and milky. 7-8" tapered ears on 7-8' stalks that can produce 2 ears. Resistant to Stewart's wilt.
Great fresh, cream style, or for canning. Traditional late-summer treat.
BOTANICAL NAME: Zea mays
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: An early variety that can be ready by mid-Summer. Does well in many soils-does best in deep, rich soils. Good drainage and full sun important. Must be planted in a section at least 5 feet square for good cross-pollination. Sow seed 2 weeks after average date of last frost. Best planted in succession, directly into garden 15" apart. Greedy feeder so fertilize well. Don't plant same place every year. .
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W, H/Matures as marked/Harvest 1-2 /Yield fresh 17-68, dry 12-48/ Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates hot weather