Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Reid's Yellow Dent'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Reid's Yellow Dent
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

111 to 120 days

Kernel Color:

Yellow

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 4, 2010, olereb from Valdosta, GA wrote:

I will take the road less traveled on this one. Most folks prefer sweet corn these days but there was a time when field corn was popular. What I like about Reid's Yellow Dent is its taste. It still taste like corn. Its what corn used to taste like.

It grows tall and is naturally insect resistant due to its tight shuck. It is picked in its milky stage and eaten as creamed corn.

Neutral

On Oct 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This once was the standard for field corn. Developed by Robert Reid in the 19 th century.