Minnesota 13 (87 days)
A yellow dent corn with red cobs that is early maturing, but heavy yielding. Very uniform. An excellent dent corn, this is the 87 day strain. The other Minnesota 13 is a 102 day strain, but we think one is much better.
Rich Holman from Wisconsin has been successfully selecting seeds for earliness and yield on this strain of Minnesota 13. He has done a tremendous job with it and we are proud to offer it to you this year.
8' tall, slender plants produce 7-8" long, yellow ears with 12 - 18 straight kernel rows. Good standability in high winds. Medium ear placement. Protein levels at 10.5%
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!
In 1936 Minnesota 13 was the most popular variety in the US Northern Corn Belt. It was said to perform at higher elevations and was even recommended in Vermont, Oregon, and New Hampshire. I'm EXTREMELY excited to try this here in Northern California. Our test gardens are in the coastal range and influenced by the cool pacific so getting dent corns to produce can be a challenge. I have very high hopes for Minnesota 13 especially since this variety was historically grown in Oregon.