This is a capital variety for table use. Ears of good size and remarkable for their exceptional sweetness and tenderness. Wherever this variety gets a foot-hold it comes to stay. It was made many years ago by crossing the Mexican with some standard white variety. Pkt. 15c.
Marblehead Early Sweet Corn
When I introduced the Marblehead Early Corn it was the earliest of all the varieties of market size known among seedsmen but this season I introduce the Cory Sweet Corn as an earlier variety. Nevertheless until the Cory becomes more common the Marblehead will still remain the standard early sweet corn for general cultivation. In all characteristics except earliness the Marblehead bears a close resemblance to the Narragansett. The stalk is dwarf in its habit of growth and its ears very low down. It is of good market size and very sweet. There are many positive opinions from editors and gardeners on the Marblehead Early Sweet Corn. Pkt. 10c qt. postpaid 50c bus. 4.00
Champion White Pearl
In my experimental grounds this season among many varieties of Dent Corn I noted one that eared as early as the Flint nearly as low down as the Flint varieties and came along so early as to nearly keep abreast with them at maturity. On gatherin them i found very handsome ears of a White Dent corn. By correspondence I learned it was called Champion White Pearl Corn. The originator stated he had been 12 years breeding it that it will ripen in from 85 to 100 days that the kernels were extra long and the cobs so small that those from 70 lbs. of ears weighed but 7 lbs. He challenges any one to show a whiter corn offering a reward of 25.00 to any who will show and prove up its equal either white or yellow. I will so far endorse this that I assure all my customers who raise Dent varieties they will find this a decided acquisition. Pkt. 10c oz. 70c lb. 40c lb. 3.50 by mail lb. 1.00 by express
The Cory Corn
Having been told by a friend who marketed largely in Fall River and Providence that the market men in his vicinity had found an earlier sweet corn of market size than the Early Marblehead I took a journey to his vicinity to call around among his neighbors and learn directly from their lips what they had to say about it. I saw several of them and from others who were not at home when I called I received statements after I returned. As they are men of high standing two of them members of the Legislature and none of them knew of the direct object of my inquiry I consider what they stated as testimony of the first class. It appears that a Mr. Cory for years had a monopoly of the early market in early sweet corn that in the course of time he gave a little to two or three of his friends and it became known as the Cory Corn. Mr. Chas .J. Talman said that he knew that Mr. Cory and the few friends he let have his corn always carried the first sweet corn into the markets of Newport Fall River and Providence. Mr. Charles N. Dyer said that he had raised the Early Marblehead side by side with the Cory and found that the Cory was a few days earlier it made a larger and more presentable ear for marketing the husk covering the tip of the ear better than was the case with the Marblehead. Mr. Lorenzo Talman told me that aiming to get the very earliest sweet corn he raised 4 rows of Marblehead Early side by side with the Cory and found the latter the earlier by three or four days but said he these four days made the difference with me between 35 or 50 and 20 cents per dozen. Hon. William L. Lisson stated that the Cory corn was the earliest kind he has ever known while the ears were the largest of any early sort. Mr. M. B. Sylvia said The ears of my Cory Corn are larger than Marblehead Early or Minnesota and earlier than either of them. Hon. John F. Chace said I planted some Early Marblehead and after it came up a friend gave me a little of the Cory Corn I planted this beside the Marblehead and picked green corn from it before I could from the Marblehead. The Cory has the largest ear. Mr. Anthony said I find it a decided improvement on the Marblehead in earliness size of kernels and general presentableness of the ear. From these statements of the little cluster of marketmen who have actually raised it it appears evident that any of my customers by planting the Cory Corn can have a complete monopoly of the market for early corn in his vicinity with all the pecuniary advantages that that would give him. In general appearance it closely resembles the Marblehead and I have no doubt this seed originally came from the same parent stock. Having purchased the entire stock of this new corn. I offer it to my customers at the following rates viz. pkt. 15c pt. 35c pt. 60c qt. 1.00 postpaid.
Boone County White
The most popular and heaviest yielding white corn of the corn belt. Stalks very leafy ears 9 to 17 inches in length averaging a pound in weight with 18 to 24 rows of deep pure white kernels. Ears of cylindrical shape solid as a rock and most uniform size and shape. Postpaid lb. 30C 3 lbs. 85c.
Reids Yellow Dent
The standard yellow dent corn for the corn belt. Ears 9 to 10 inches long very slowly tapering about 7 inches around eighteen to twenty-four rows with narrow space between kernels light yellow. Our strain is slightly rough tapering very slightly cob medium. Matures under favorable conditions in 110 to 115 days. Postpaid lb. 30C 3 lbs. 85c.
This is the standard variety in many sections of the middle West. Ears average nine to ten inches long tapering slightly toward tip are about six inches in circumference contain sixteen to twenty rows and are remarkably uniform. Kernels light yellow deeply dented and well placed on a cob of medium size. Usually matures in one hundred and ten to one hundred and fifteen days. At Fordhook we have been very well pleased with our crops of this variety having found it sure to mature when planted early in May and a very heavy yielder with but small percentage of nubbins. Pkt 10 cts. lb 25 cts. 3 lbs for 65 cts.
Large yellow fairly rough extreme fine type of ear. Per gal 90c. pk. 1.50 bu. 2.65 bu. 5.00 2bu. 24.25 10bu. 47.50.
Recommended highly for Ohio Indiana Illinois and Iowa but not for Michigan except for fodder and ensilage. Ears 8 to 11 inches long very uniform and of light golden yellow. Often shells 88% grain. Matures in 110 to 120 days. Our seed was grown in Northern Ohio.
Deep golden color striking uniformity. The ears range from 9 to 12 inches long. Kernels broad thick deep rather rough rounding wedge-shaped. Red cob medium in size with medium large shank. The stalks are from 9 to 12 feet high. Matures in about 115 days. Postpaid 1lb. 30C 3 lbs. 85c.
Early Gold Mine
This magnificent variety was originated by ourselves and is a very early strain of Gold Mine as early as the Pride of the North. Will usually produce a crop in ninety days or less. It can safely be planted up to the middle of June and still be depended upon to ripen by the middle of September. It produces a magnificent yield there generally being two good sized ears to the stalk with immense long oily kernels closely set and the cob well filled to the end. The color is rich golden. Postpaid lb. 30C 3 lbs. 85c.
Northern White Dent
Similar to the above in everything but color which is a beautiful white. Never fails to give a fine crop of large uniform well shaped ears. The stalks generally bear two good sized ears each and frequently three are found. It yields splendid crops even on light soil. All ears are uniform and well filled out and will easily make 60 pounds of shelled corn to the bushel. Postpaid lb. 35C 3 lbs. 1.00
Northern Yellow Dent
The best yellow variety for general requirements. By all odds the earliest largest 100-day Yellow Dent corn in existence. The type is very even ears measuring 10 to 12 inches in length often weighing one and one-half pounds or more. Very uniform in size and shape with sixteen to eighteen rows of deep pure golden yellow kernels set on small sized cob which is well filled out over the tip and butt. The grains are of good size long flat and closely set together deeply dented and solidly fill the entire surface of the ear. We call this a one hundred day corn but it often ripens in ninety-five days. Postpaid lb. 35C 3 lbs. 1.00