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I remember when you could get Luther Hill corn almost everywhere here in Sussex County. I don't think I have enough space to grow corn, but I'm going to get some seeds for my Dad. Bluejay from KY suggested Organic Seed in Oregon.
John, I'm going to order them for my Dad. I'll be happy to send you some. I wonder if you would know. How do you save corn seeds for the next year? Since I've never grown corn it's something I've never even thought about.
Lots of sweet corn seed is grown around here. They let the corn cobs dry on the stalk until it is almost totally dry before they harvest it. Don't plant your corn in the same area as other corns or you will have hybrid seeds. Good Luck, Lani
yup and if you want to really foil the cross contamination of nearby corn you remove the tassels from the corn that you don't want pollen from. Just as soon as the tassels come out of the stalk clip them off. If you want to raise crossbred corn, you clip the tassels off the mother stalks and leave them on the father stalks. LOL Right now my mind can't remember the proper terms but I am sure you get what my meaning is. LOL
My father grew the corn in the 1950's. I worked as a teacher in Andover Township, NJ. Luther Hill was from there. I had children name Hill in my classes. I found a grower from Canada who sent me seed. I would love to find that guy and get more.