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Silvermine Corn
'Silvermine' Corn
Silvermine Corn
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Silvermine
112 days — 'Silvermine' is an old dent variety that was once a standard throughout the corn belt. It is a little earlier than 'Boone County White', with somewhat smaller ears but usually deeper grains.[1]

Its history is a bit confusing as there are several similar varietal names (i.e. 'Iowa Silver Mine' and 'Silver Mine').  To further complicate matters, after it was originally released to the public (circa 1890), it become popular and further breeding work commenced.  This resulted in an increasing number of strains with the same name. In the June, 1907 Kansas State Agricultural Extension Bulletin (No. 147), this refinement breeding work was described.

In 1903, the Kansas A.E.S. had obtained commercial samples from several seed companies - Funk Bros., Iowa Seed Company, and  the Barteldes Seed Company - and started the breeding work.  They subsequently sold their strain to a Mr. Ernest W. Young of Lawrence, Kansas in 1907 for further refinement and release.

The ears grow about nine inches long and have fourteen to sixteen rows of large, white kernels. This is a roasting corn variety that is also used for grits, meal, and feed.  Each ounce is approximately 65 seeds.

Resources:

  1. "Variety Tests" - Circular 6, Kansas A. E. S., 1910
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