Collecting Open Pollinated Corn Varieties
dterrell at custom.net
Thu Feb 22 22:07:16 EST 2001
There are two sources available, both will only supply limited number
of kernals ( 100 - 200 ) and require that you maintain the
seed/variety from there.
1) The National Plant Germplasm System, they are on the web at:
2) Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah, Ia
Both sources have advantages and disadvantages. NPGS is geared
towards research, but will work with collectors. SSE is a network of
small-scale growers and collectors, each Spring they publish a
Listing ( not a Catalog) of growers who have seed available to
exchange, in turn they like for the recepient to list the seed in
later years. SSE charges a Membership fee.
Of the two varieties you list; Iodent as an Open Pollented variety is
believed to be extinct. Iowa State, a few years ago released BS30,
which is a synthetic recreation of Iodent from Iodent derived
Inbreds. Several strains of Midland are available from both NPGS and
I can help you with the Midland, I have a few pounds of one strain available.
Hebron Smith wrote:
> I am trying to locate as many older open pollinated varieties of dent
> corn to add to my collection. Especially interested in Midland,
> Iodent, etc.
> If anybody has a source of seed, please e-mail me at hsmith at kih.net.
> Hebron Smith
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