Introduced by our own Rockford Seed Farms in 1934, we have continued to develop this unique variety by selecting and reselecting purebred seed. Leads all other varieties in the growth of fodder-producing stalks 12 to 15 ft. high. Leaves are broad and long. They start forming at the lower end of the stalk and continue to the very top. Strong root system reduces risk from wind or drought. We grow this seed north of the Ohio River and in the Arkansas River Valley, not recommended to ripen as far north as northern Illinois. Used exclusively as a silo filler. One acre produces more tons of feed than 5 acres of ordinary corn. Kernels are creamy white, with slight roughness. Widely adapted to all parts of the Corn Belt, even the extreme northern parts, since its long growing season makes no difference when it is cut for ensilage. Seed is untreated. A medium late variety, maturing in 110-120 days.
Growing Zone: 4 to 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun