Pencil Cob Corn Source : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I have found one source for pencil cob corn..Redwood Gardens and they are out of seed. My neighbor has been trying for two years to get this seed. Can anyone help me find this seed for him? I have checked with Heirloom seeds and other seed exchanges but came up empty.

-- Lynn (, January 18, 2001


Willhite Seeds has them -

-- Steve (, January 18, 2001.

Is this an edible, or ornamental corn?

-- Elizabeth (, January 18, 2001.

Me too. What is pencil cob corn???

-- Ken S. in WC TN (, January 19, 2001.

It is an old time "field" corn according to my neighbor, that has a small ear, white kernels. Supposedly came out of Tennessee, although the Tenn. Dept. Of Agr. hasn't ever heard of it. When the kernels are removed it looks exactly like the old fat pencils used in elementary school ions ago.. even tapers down to a dark point resembling lead..really something to see. No sweetness to it whatsoever but the old timers ate it.

-- Lynn (, January 19, 2001.

Did a search and this company lists this corn...

-- Joanne Schaefer (, January 21, 2001.

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