hickory cane corn

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Looking for seeds or a source to buy Hickory Cane Corn. Not Hickory King. Hoping some oldtimers out there might remember this corn. Thanks.

-- Linda Duncan (LDuncan121@aol.com), May 05, 2002


Try Seed Saver's Exchange, Rt 3, Box 239, Decorah, IA 52101.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), May 06, 2002.

After a couple of calls I found out the seed is carried by our local Farmers' Co-op. However, it may or may not be old time Hickory Cane as you remember. If you would like to try some contact me separately with how much you want and I'll provide an estimate on cost and shipping. This sweetcorn grows about 10-12' high with normally two large ears per stalk.

Ken Scharabok scharabo@aol.com

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), May 07, 2002.

Don't know where you live. I live in KY. A few people asked us to grow Hickory Cane corn for them. After much searching I discovered that the word "cane" with a KY accent was actually king. It is a white corn, with large kernels. Many years ago it was grown here as a feed corn. When it was at the good eating stage people would it until it got too tough. It is normally eaten by cutting the kernels off the cob and frying it in butter then adding a little cream or milk and finish cooking. Actually quite good.

-- Carole Kington (kington@duo-county.com), May 08, 2002.

After checking, what the Co-op has is Hickory King, not Hickory Cane, seeds. Same thing? Don't know.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), May 11, 2002.

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