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Lancaster Surecrop Dent Corn

Lancaster Surecrop Dent Corn

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Lancaster Surecrop
(aka Lancaster Sure Crop)
Dent Corn

110 days — The ears of 'Lancaster Surecrop' dent corn, also known as 'Lancaster Sure Crop', are nine to eleven inches long with sixteen to eighteen rows of large, yellow, kernels. The stalks grow tall and leafy with sturdy root systems. The strong root system provide for better resistance to wind and drought. This variety is also good for making silage.

Dating back to the early 1900s when Isaac Eby Hershey, and later his son Noah Leaman Hershey, developed this historic dent variety over a period of years in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They crossed many varieties selecting for early maturity, disease resistance, ease of harvest and uniformity and began selling seed in 1910. It has been reported that at one time, over 10% of all U.S. bred modern hybrid corn varieties can trace their heritage back to this variety.[1] Each ounce is approximately 120 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Soil must be at least 65ºF to germinate. Be patient and do not plant too early or you will waste a lot of seed! Plant in full sun and keep it watered. Corn is a wind-pollinated plant. Plant in blocks several rows wide to ensure full ears.

Sow seeds about 1½ to 2½ inch deep, 3 to 4 inches apart, in rows spaced 24 to 30 inches apart. Thin to 6 to 12 inches apart. Informational References:
  1. "Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production", by C.Wayne Smith, Javier Betrán, Edward C. A. Runge. [Link 1], [Link 2]