Silvermine Corn Seeds
Silvermine Corn Seeds (112 days)
Silvermine was created by J.A. Beagley of Sibly, ILL in 1890.
This corn produces extremely high yields.
Very large, heavy ears at 11-12".
Creamy white kernels.
Does well on poor soils.
Tight husk that resists corn ear worms.
I have noticed a sweet flavor chewing on this corn in its dry stage. Leads me to believe it would be a fine roaster.
Ernest W. Young of Lawrence, Kansas was a well known breeder of Silvermine around 1900. His 1904 test produced 38-68 bushels an acre. He improved this in 1905 with 42-73 bushels an acre. Even in 1906 when Kansas experienced a severe drought and many other corns failed, Silvermine corn still produced 50 bushels per acre.
There are many uses for dent corns like: Hominy, masa harina (what tamales or chips are made out of), Posole, Corn Bread, Corn Muffins, Hush Puppies, Corn Fritters, Grits, and Corn Soup just to name a few!