Dent corn (Zea mays var. indentata) also known as yellow dent corn, Reid's yellow dent corn, white dent corn, or field corn, is a variety of maize or corn with a high soft starch content. It received its name because of the small indentation ("dent") at the crown of each kernel on a ripe ear of corn
Sow seeds directly in the garden in spring after soil has warmed. Does best in deeply cultivated soil that is high in nitrogen. To aid pollination, avoid planting in a single row. For succession, plant every 3 weeks until early summer.
One of the most popular open-pollinated yellow variety grown in the United States.
Originated by Robert Reid of Illinois in 1847 and improved by his son, James Reid.
Color is a deeper yellow, with a lighter cap, but a reddish tinge often appears. The cobs tend to be small and dark red. Ears are 9 to 10 inches long and 7 to 8 inches around.
Slightly rough, with kernels dented on top. Stalks are tall and leafy and make very good silage. Adapted to virtually every state.
There are many uses for dent corns, such as making hominy, corn bread, corn fritters, grits, corn soup & more!
Average: 110 days.
Seed Rate: 14 - 20 lbs. per acre
Seed Spacing: 8 inches
Row Spacing: 2 - 2.5 feet
Seed Depth: 1-1.5 inches
Seeds per pound: 1900 +/-
Ears: 9-10 inches; 16 - 22 rows closely spaced
Planting Time: after last chance of frost
Maturity: 90 - 110 days
Height: 10 - 14 feet tall
Germination: 65 degree soil temps