New York Red Robin – dent type, About 100 seeds ~100 days to maturity, large cobs. Approximately 6-7' tall with 10-14 rows. Kernels are shades of red, anywhere from light/orangeish to dark/blood red. Some kernels may also be yellow, as is normal on red corns. Each kernel is tipped with a light yellowish or whitish cap that follows the dent. Some cobs have a dark red silk scar as well. Very attractive, like a clump of little sunsets. I have noticed no serious disease or lodging issues in my climate. Collected from Cassadaga, NY in 1954.
Corn sold on consignment for Stillwater Valley Farms. Seeds will come in seedpackets from Stillwater Valley Farms.
Corn, New York Red Robin
- Red/Pink/Orange kernels
- Ears grow up to 8 inches
- Produces up to 2 ears per stalk
- Dent corn
- 95-100 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.