Early Riser Corn was bred by Dr. Frank Kutka and selected by Jack Lazor in Vermont as an early ripening variety great for both grain and silage.
Deep orange kernels which show both flint and dent characteristics with a high carotenoid content. It yields reasonably well, but not as well as modern day hybrid corn. What it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality.
It is a hard textured orange colored variety. People in Vermont love it for making polenta.
Approx 125 seeds per pack
Plant corn directly in warm and rich soil 1 or 2 weeks after last frost in spring. Germination is best in soil temperature of at least 60F. At 55F., it will be retarded, and at 50F. there is minimal germination.
Plant 1"-2" deep and thin to 8"-10" apart in rows 30"- 36" apart. Planting 4-row blocks ensures better pollination than 2 long rows. Corn is ready when the silk on the ears is brown. Old timers say to put the pot on to boil as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is.