Reid’s Yellow Dent
A real old-timer, well adapted to Southern heat and soils, vigorous 8-10′ tall plants, 9-10″ ears, 16 rows. Protein content can be up to 10%. Developed by James L. Reid in northern Illinois, from material his father brought from Ohio in 1846.
Reid’s Yellow Dent Corn History
A real old-timer, well adapted to Southern heat and soils, vigorous 8-10′ tall plants, 9-10″ ears, 16 rows. Protein content can be up to 10%. Developed by James L. Reid in northern Illinois, from material his father brought from Ohio in 1846. Good for grinding into cornmeal. On a larger scale, expect 60-80 bushels per acre. Considered the best open pollinated strain of field/dent corn. In an era of genetically modified corn, this is a great alternative.
How To Grow Reid’s Yellow Dent
If you have room, plant again when the first corn plants have three to five leaves. This usually takes 2 to 3 weeks. You will need 1 to 2 ounces of seed for every 100 feet of row. Do not use seed saved from last year’s corn as these seeds will not grow a good crop. corn grows best when planted in several short rows instead of one long row. This makes it easier for the corn plants to pollinate, and good pollination is necessary for ears of corn to have plump, juicy kernels.
Preserving And Storing Reid’s Yellow Dent Field Corn
Fill the largest pot you have with water and bring it to a boil. Drop in the shucked ears—Hotz swears by exactly two and a half minutes—then drain and shock them in a bowl of icy-cold water. Cut the kernels off the cob and pile them into freezer bags. Frozen corn will keep for up to a year, in time for next season and the debut of the new and improved corn-buying you.
This is a fantastic recipe that can be changed by adding Rotel tomatoes and green chili’s, fresh jalapeño for another change.
Reid’s Yellow Dent Corn Nutrition
Whole corn is loaded with fiber and contains vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium and potassium. Processed corn products are not as nutritious. Corn is loaded with plant compounds that are linked to a lower risk of eye diseases. Even more, the fiber in corn may provide a number of health benefits and reduce your risk of diverticular disease.
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