Silver King Corn Seed
Silver King Corn Seed (105 days)
This heirloom variety is not a sweet corn. Do not confuse this heirloom variety with the hybrid sweet corn that's being sold under the same name by other seed companies.
Also known as "Wisconsin #7"
Historically, J. A. Beagley of Sibly, IL is credited for originating Silver King in 1890.
Further developed by the Wisconsin Experiment Station.
Offered to the open seed market by the L.L. Olds Seed Company in 1907. Although John A. Salzer Seed Co. makes the same claim about Silver King.
In 1907 at the experiment station Silver King was recorded to produce 98 bushels per acre. A real record at the time using organic fertilizers.
Ears average 8-9 inches. Very uniform and "always full to the tip". Compact straight rows.
A strong grower especially adapted to resist cold weather.
Was historically grown in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
As described by LL Olds in 1910...
"In appearance the corn is a beauty. Ears just the right length, averaging 8 to 9 inches, always filled out clear the tips, and very uniform in size and type. The corn is pure snow-white in color with good length kernels set compactly in straight rows. The corn is a strong grower, early enough to mature as far north as Oshkosh, WI and is especially adapted to resist cold weather. It has a decided double ear characteristic, one reason for its fine yield records."
Original 1910 photo is shown from L.L. Seed Company