Pencil Cob Corn (Zea mays)
This rare heirloom from the southern states produces long, thin “shoepeg” ears loaded with yellow-white kernels. Delicious roasted or creamed at the milk stage; often used for hominy, grits, and cornmeal. A good livestock/wildlife variety. Stalks reach 5-6’ and yield 2-3 ears.
- 80 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 75-100 days
- Direct sow 1-2” deep in full sun 1-2 weeks after last frost date when soil temperature reaches 60°F+.
- Space plants 10-12” apart in rows spaced 12-24” apart.