Dent Corn   ( 68 varieties to choose from)

Used for feed and cornmeal.  Who says cornmeal has to be yellow or white?  Try a multicolored one and experience some new taste treats. Updated for 2020.


110 days - Really a flinty dent, unique corn that really doesn’t fit a flint or a dent.  8 inch yellow ears are well protected and 10 foot plants handle drought well. The following is from the breeder Dr. Frank Kutka: 1776 is an 8 line synthetic based on diverse inbreds from Iowa State University and Pennsylvania State University.  A synthetic variety is one formed by crossing together a number of inbred lines that all cross well together.  These lines represent the descendants of Reid's Yellow Dent, Lancaster, Iowa Stiff Stalk Synthetic, Minnesota 13, and flints from the Northeast, and the population can now be maintained like any other Open Pollinated variety.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 1 lb $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

All Purpose

135 days- 11 foot tall plants have large multicolored kernels.  Makes a colorful corn meal. this corn originally came to us from a farmer in northern Georgia where it is very adapted. It does exceptionally well here also.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00  4 Pkts. (8 ounces) $10.00 Certified Organic Seed

Amish Dent

105 days- a fairly early to mid-season  plants average 7 feet tall and the ears are 8-9 inches.  Kernel color is yellow . This corn  originated from an Amish Farm family in Michigan. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Baldwin Strawberry Calico

110 days - 10 foot plants with large girthy ears of basically white with red streaks though solid color ears appear.  This is a good corn for growing beans on as it is one of  the ones our late friend Tom Knoche used for that purpose.    2 oz. Pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

Bloody Butcher

105 days - This is the most productive of all of the Bloody Butcher corns we have grown over the years.  The plants average 10 feet tall with two 9 inch ears per stalk.  The kernel color varies from medium red to almost black/red.      2 oz. Pkt. $2.50,  4 pkts. 8 oz. $8.00 Certified Organic Seed

Bloody Butcher Calico

Bloody Butcher Calico - 115 days - 10 foot plants producing 8 to 10 inch ears of white kernels with red streaks.  Some ears will be all white, some will be all red, and some will be white with red streaks.  2 oz. Pkt  $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Blue Clarage

Blue Clarage- 113 days- 9 to 10 foot tall plants with husky stalks.  1 to 2 ears of blue and white, many speckled kernels on 10 inch ears.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 4 oz. Pkts. $8.00 Certified Organic Seed

Boone County White

Boone County White - 135 days - Wow! What a corn!  Final plant height was just over 16 feet with the average ear height at 10 feet off the ground.  Ears average about 11 inches in length with 16 to 20 rows of white kernels per cob.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50  Certified Organic Seed

Buck Lantz

Buck Lantz - 115 days - 10 foot stalks producing several 8 inch ears of medium yellow kernels.  A local heirloom from southern Indiana via David Phillips. 2 oz. Pkt $2.25    Certified Organic Seed

Cherokee Gourdseed

Cherokee Gourdseed - 130 days - Late, but large fat ears of the old fashioned gourdseed type.  This particular strain came from the Qualls family of Virginia and has very strong stalks.  Ears have up to 20 rows of long pointed kernels.  2 oz. Pkt $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Cherokee Squaw

Cherokee Squaw - 125 days - Excellent stalk standability, 8 to 10 foot stalks with 8 to 10 inch ears of basically white and purple kernels.  Great for cornmeal. This variety came to us way back in 1981 from an old Cherokee man with this name. We realize the name has negative meanings  in our society today but we prefer to not change the names of historical items and keep them the way they are  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  4 pkts. $8.00. Certified Organic Seed

Chickasaw Hickory Cane

Chickasaw Hickory Cane- 130 days - A late season Hickory King type with white and blue kernels, occasional yellow kernels show up. The seeds are not quite as large as the typical Hickory King  corns.   2 oz. Pkt. $3.50  Certified Organic Seed

Drought Tolerant White

Drought  Tolerant White - 125 days.  10 to 12 foot tall, very stalky plants with two 9 inch ears per stalk.   Broad white colored kernels.  True to its name it seems to handle dry conditions well with great root development. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.75; 4 Pkts. $10.00  Certified Organic Seed

Early Large Adams

A nice white dent corn from the old Wyatt Quarles Seed Company in North Carolina. I have maintained this one since the early 1980's. Plants will get to 10 feet tall with  nice large ears when planted early. 2 ounce packet $2.50. Certified Organic Seed.

Fire Pink Calico

Fire Pink Calico - 100 days - Another of Mr. Strubbes creations.  It is the most untamed of any as the ears range from pink to purple to sometimes other colors that have red streaks on the kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Glenn Beasley Red

Glenn Beasley Red- 115 days- 9 foot plants with 12 to 16 rows of red, occasionally yellow or orange kernels on 9 inch ears.  Very high yielding. In this years absence of Bloody Butcher this is a good substitute.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50    Certified Organic Seed

Golden Glow

Golden Glow- 100 days - 7 foot stalks, yellow kernels on 6 to 8 inch ears, average 1 to 2 per stalk.  This one has along history of being an early and high yielding open pollinated type common a century ago,  2 oz. Pkt.$2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

Golden Hickory King

Golden Hickory King- 120 days - 8 to 10 foot stalks, 8 rows of large yellow  kernels on thin cobs.   2 oz pkt. $2.50.


Goliath- 128 days- A true silage corn.  Plant grows 12 to 15 feet tall.  Some ears were 8 feet above ground.  12 inch plus ears of white kernels.   2 oz. Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00; 1 lb $15.00  Certified Organic Seed


Greenfield - 113 days- Ears are about 10 inches long with 15 to 20 rows of cream to yellow kernels on 9 to 10 foot plants.  Respectable yields, very minimal lodging.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

Hastings Prolific White

Hastings Prolific White-  125 days - Stalky, 8 to 10 foot tall plants producing 1 nice sized white kerneled ear per stalk.  One of the old southern variteis from the old Hastings Seed Company. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.75   1 lb. $20.00 Certified Organic Seed

Hawkeye Gold

A selection from Ernest Strubbe's early dent corns that has a mix of kernel colors that are the colors of the University of Iowa. Most all ears have a mix of black and gold colors  with some all black ears and some all yellow kernels and an occasional purple kernel shade shows up.  2 ounce packet $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Hickory King Composite

Hickory King Composite - 120 days - A colorful, large kerneled, multi-colored, 8-rowed, Hickory King.  Very colorful, sturdy stalks and a good yielder. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00   2 pkts. $5.00 Certified Organic Seed

Hickory King White

Hickory King White - 135 days - Traditional hominy corn with broad, fat kernels.  Plants average 12 to 14 feet tall with several 8 inch cobs per stalk.  Care should always be taken to only select those cobs with 8 rows to save for seed.  2 oz, Pkt.  $2.50

Holcomb Prolific

Holcomb Prolific-  110 days - Variable height plant up to 8 feet.  Produce several 7 inch small kerneled ears with yellow kernel. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Howard Cory's Red

Howard Cory’s Red- 120 days - 8 foot stalks, 12 to 16 rows of red kernels on 6 inch ears. Howard Cory was one  of the first Seed Savers Exchange members. Howard donated a lot of time and effort to the Iowa State Fair.  He put on many plant and animal exhibits. This corn was his selection for decoration of the booths.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00   Certified Organic Seed

John Beecham Heirloom

John Beecham Heirloom- 125 days - 12 foot stalks, deep root system.  Stands up to most wind.  8 inch ears with white kernels.  2 oz Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Johnny Dewlen Blue

Johnny Dewlen Blue - 120 days - 10 to 12 foot stalks with 1 to 2 ears that have a deep blue purple color to them.  A selection made over many years by Tom Dewlen of Indiana.  2 oz. Pkt $3.00  1 lb. $20.00 Certified Organic Seed

Lancaster Surecrop

Lancaster Surecrop - 125 days - 12 to 14 feet tall plants with yellow kernels on 12 inch red cobs.  Good husk coverage and good yields.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00;  4 Pkts. $7.50; 1 lb. $12.00  Certified Organic Seed

Little Cob White

Little Cob White-  110 days - 8-10 foot stalks with 8 inch ears that have a very small cob. Kernels are white.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Mesquakie Indian

Mesquakie Indian- 120 days - 8 foot plants of highly colored, glistening ears that are either shades of red  with yellow or purple with yellow.  A local heirloom that came from a now deceased lady, Marie Ketelsen.  It dates back many years to an early selection made in this area in the 1800’s.  Over the years it has added some different genes and has become adapted to the local climate and soil and is a terrific yielder. We are fully aware this variety has most likley changed considerably since it was first obtained in the 1800's by the Ketelsen family but we are maintaining it the way it was given to us back in the 1990's prior to Marie's passing.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50;  4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

Mosby's Prolific

Mosby’s Prolific-  120 days- 12 foot tall plants  with an average of 2 ears  about 10 inches long of white kernels. Good stalk strength and excellent yields.  2 oz. Pkt.  $2.50: 4 pkts. $8.00: 1 lb. $15.00 Certified Organic Seed

Neals Paymaster

Neals Paymaster - 110 days - A high yielding white seeded field corn with 12 foot stalks.  Plants are very productive with 2 to 3 ears per stalk.  Ears are 8 inches long with an average of 16 rows per cob.  2 oz. Pkt $2.50; 4 Pkts. $9.00; 1 lb $15.00  Certified Organic Seed 


Nebraska - 115 days - Plants average about 9 feet tall and have good stalk standability.  Ears have good, tight husks that then become more open as they mature, decreasing the time to dry down yet protecting the ear from insect damage in the early stages.  One to two 10 inch ears with 14 to 18 rows of medium yellow kernels per red cob.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 4 Pkts. $9.00 1 lb. $15.00 Certified Organic Seed

New York Red Robin

New York Red Robin - 100 days - 8 foot stalks producing up to two 8 inch ears per stalk.  Kernels are a varying shade of deep red with a yellowish cap.  Attractive, early, and productive.


Northwestern Red

Northwestern Red- 90 days- 5 to 6 foot plants, 8 to 10 inch ears of red kernels with a white cap.  Only a semi-dent.  As with all capped corns some color variation can occur.  Does very well in short season climates and with less water than most.  (An old Oscar Will variety)  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed


Nothstine - 90 days - Early, 6 to 7 foot stalks, 12 to 14 rows of yellow kernels. 


Oaxacan Green

Oaxacan Green- 105 days- A beautiful bright green with an occasional jade colored ear.  Plants are about 7 feet tall and can have up to 2 ears per stalk. 2 oz. Pkt.  $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Ohio Calico

Ohio Calico- 115 days- 9 to 10 foot tall plants with 10 to 12 inch ears.  Most ears will be red striped with white, but as with all things striped, some will be solid red and others solid white.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Owen Davis

Owen Davis-  130 days - 8 to 10 foot stalks, large, multi-colored kernels on 10 to 12 inch ears. Handles drought and poor soil easily and still yield well. It was originally from the Missouri area and does well in challenging conditions. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.00   Certified Organic Seed


Peru-  120 days - A large kerneled flour/dent like corn.  Ears on sturdy 10 foot stalks that produce two 8 to 10 inch ears.  Kernels are yellow and white.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed


Polar - 95 days - A very early, yellow corn on 7 to 8 foot stalks.  Ears are 6 to 7 inches long with 14 to 18 rows of bright yellow kernels per cob. Developed in Michigan some years back.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed 

Preacher Hill

Preacher Hill- 122 days - 10 foot stalks, 8 rows of yellow kernels.  Missouri heirloom. One of the first  varieties obtained from the Seed Saves Exchange back in 1981 through the Growers Network. Lots of history with this one, more to be printed later.    2 oz. Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts $8.00; 1 lb. $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

Pride of Saline Yellow

Pride of Saline Yellow-  120 days- our good friends from southern Missouri  Pam and Edmund Brown sent us this variety that is adapted to that part of the world  but it did phenomenal here. Planted June 7, it tasseled in mid August and  was mature by mid October. 12-13 foot stalks produce 2 very large, girthy and long ears with a pale yellow kernel color. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50, 1 lb. $12.50 ; 5 lbs. $40.00   Certified Organic Seed.


Rainbow- 100 days- 7 foot stalks.  All colors (pink, red, brown, purple, blue, white). This is a composite group of Mr. Strubbe's breeding programs.  2 oz. Pkt. $1.75; 4 Pkts. $5.50   Certified Organic Seed

Rebellion (Cycle 0)

Rebellion (Cycle 0)-  115 days This is a new Open Pollinated variety synthesized by crossing together classic inbreds and some Open Pollinated lines from the central corn belt and beyond.  Its heritage includes lines descended from Reid's Yellow Dent, Lancaster, MN 13, Pride of Saline, Cateto flints from Argentina, Iowa Stiff Stalk Synthetic, Iodent, and more.  It carries the Ga1s allele from popcorn and should be more resistant to outcrossing with other dent corn, but will readily cross with popcorn and pollinate any corn.  It  should not be planted near any popcorn fields.The development of this variety was carried out by Frank Kutka with support from the Organic Farming Research Foundation and the assistance of university corn breeders.  Management of this trait will be very important for seed savers and everyone is invited to learn more about the trait via this video Breeding "Organic Ready" Corn with Gametophytic Incompatibility on YouTube. Frank sent us this variety to help perpetuate it this year. I must say I was completely impressed with its  vigor, yield and standability. I planted it on June 4, it tasseled from August 1 and 3,  and was ready to harvest by late September. Every stalk had 2 full size ears , one stalk even had 6 ears, 3 good and 3 half size. This is a perfect corn for the person wanting good yields and performance of a modern development. Plants averaged 8 to 9 feet tall. Deep red cob with rich golden kernels.  To help further Frank’s important work, we will be sending a portion of the sales back to Frank to support  his projects. 2 oz Pkt. $3.00  8 oz. (4 pkts. ) $10.00   Certified Organic Seed 

Reid's Yellow

Reid’s Yellow - 125 days - 12 foot stalks producing 10 inch ears of reddish yellow kernels.  The open pollinated corn that many look to for returning to traditional farming, but it is not the best when it comes to stalk standability.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50; 5 lbs. $50.00  Certified Organic Seed