Hickory King corn

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  1. TnMtngirl

    TnMtngirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Its the biggest corn I have ever seen,when do the ears appear?I see no sign of them on mine.It must be 8ft tall now and think I may need a chain saw to cut the stalks this fall.
    If only my sweet corn had done as well :confused:
     
  2. mulliganbush

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    The big stalks make it popular for fodder when I was growing up. It will probably get several feet higher. It's a later corn for us and since we're just getting the full thrust of Silver Queen right now, I wouldn't think HK would be nearly that far along.

    As for the sweet corn--have you tried eating HK in its milk stage? There are people who prefer it to Silver Queen.

    Ray
     

  3. TnMtngirl

    TnMtngirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I do plan on eating some if it ever makes ears,may need a ladder to pick'em tho.
     
  4. shawnee

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    Hickory King; isn't that the corn they recommend for hominy and cornnuts? We planted sugar baby, an early corn, and it tassle out at about 2 ft.?!? I don't know if it got too hot too soon or what, but it has some ears on it (small but very, very sweet). Peaches and Cream to follow and it is tall. I have wanted to try Hickory King.
     
  5. mulliganbush

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    It's all my grandmother and mother used. The husks come off easily and it makes pretty hominy. It's good for roasting ears--not boiled, but roasted. It's also what they used for support for the pole beans.

    Ray
     
  6. Oxankle

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    My corn supplier crashed this year. Next year I plant again.

    Been using Kandy Corn. Brother told me that there was a better one, something called Funk's XXXX (a number). Anyone know that seed?

    If not, what is your favorite sugar-enhanced or triple sweet corn?
    Ox