This Cherokee Tooth corn is a distant relative of the Tuscarora Tooth corn. It's an old southern dent related shoepegs. This particular strain came from the Qualls family of Virginia. It makes for excellent flour for cornbread and tortillas.
Corn, Cherokee Tooth Corn
- White Gourdseed/Tooth kernels
- Ears grow up to 9 inches
- Produces up to 2 thick ears per stalk
- Gourdseed dent corn
- 120 days
- 100 seeds/packet
Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost.
For best results, plant in 3 to 6 row blocks instead of a single row
Thin 8" apart.
Keep seeds moist however avoid over saturating seeds
Maturing crops Prefers consistent watering in well-drained soil.
Plan harvest in early morning or in the evening.
If harvesting it for sweet, or milk stage, wait until corn silk is dark brown all the way to the husk.
If harvesting for seed or full maturity, allow corn to dry on stalk, seed corn is most optimal when ears and husk are completely dry and starting to point downwards.