Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Organic Wapsie Valley Corn
Organic Wapsie Valley(85 days)
This tremendous variety that has put OP corn back on the map has been traced back to Adoulf Steinbronn from Fairbanks, Iowa . Steinbronn stood alone when his peers were all going to hybrids corn. Victor Kucyk, who gives much of his life to the improvement of O.P.’s then continued the work. Many around the globe are benefiting from this corn variety started back in Iowa .
9 1/2' tall, strong, widely adapted corn plants with 7 1/2 - 8" well formed ears. Colored mostly a rich yellow, waxy color with some maroon ears and a few brown colored ears. 14 - 18 straight kernel rows. Outstanding plant health. Good standability.
Average C.P. (crude protein) 11%. Superior silage choice. Nicely finishes for grain where others won't. Has done well in dry years and is widely adaptable.
In 2000 Vic Kucyk of Dublin, ON reports 140 bu/acre and 12+% protein for is Wapsie Valley corn.
"....But the biggest surprise was a variety called Wapsie Valley. An old Indian corn. As near as I can figure about one in twenty cobs is a beautiful big red cob. That will make the corn cribs more colorful! In the old days at corn shuckings it was tradition for a young man to be able to kiss the girl of his choice if he found a red cob while shucking, well, with all them red cobs it would turn into a free for all! An extremely high protein corn and it sure did produce considering the terrible conditions it went through." Quote from the Northern Farmer