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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Hickory King Yellow'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Hickory King Yellow

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days
101 to 110 days
111 to 120 days

Kernel Color:

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sipatatime On Mar 29, 2004, sipatatime from Madisonville, KY wrote:

Hickory King White and Yellow corn has been used in my family for many years. It is the best corn for making moonshine. Let the ear dry on the stalk then soak the
kernels in water in a dark place then let them sprout 2-3 inches before you ground'em up for your mash.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hixson, Tennessee

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