What are the pros? Pretty
What are the cons? Highly susceptible to disease
Very attractive ears. This is a northeastern variety and not particularly suited to North Carolina (or I'd guess much of the SE). Plants were mostly weak and small. Typical of northern varieties, this was very early to maturity at NC latitudes, caught us by surprise. Plants rarely over 6', often 4-5', cobs very slender, relatively wimpy tassels and poor pollination. All our plants were completely covered in Gray Leaf Spot by the end of the season but because they matured so early I don't think yield was impacted. Highly susceptible to fusarium ear rot, one of the worst varieties we grew in that respect. This variety is not naturally striped; kernels with starburst patterns are indicative of fusarium. Please don't eat anything from cobs with striped kernels. I don't recommend this variety for humid climates in the southeast, but based on the cobs I did harvest, I'd grow the heck out of it if I lived north of the Mason-Dixon or in a dry climate.
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