White Eagle Corn is a multi-use corn, as the young ears are a substantial, flavorful sweet roasting corn; as they mature they're a good blue flour, dent or field corn. This blue and white corn variety has very large ears over a red cob with colors ranging from all blue to a mixture of blue and white kernels.
This beloved Cherokee corn was brought over the Trail of Tears in the 1830s during the forced relocation of the Cherokee nation from the southeastern states to Oklahoma. Provisions were brought along to sustain them along the way and grow food in their new home, with White Eagle corn being chosen. This corn is highly revered among the Cherokee nation, having been grown ever since.
It adapted well to the needs of America's early farmers. High ear placement makes for easy picking.
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 get the barbeque hot as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is, and roasting it is heavenly!
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