2023 Wapsie Valley Seed Corn
Wapsie Valley open pollinated corn with 89 – 95 day maturity, typically grows in the range of 8-11 feet tall. The leaves on Wapsie Valley corn from OPCORN LLC are of medium width and length on a slightly narrow stalk. Wapsie Valley corn typically has a mixture of ears with either glossy yellow kernels or shiny red kernels. Usually ears of our Wapsie Valley corn have 14 to 18 rows of kernels that are slightly more flint type than dent type. We usually plant in 30” rows at a population of about 26,000 per acre which puts the plants about 8” apart. We have planted at a little more than 30,000 with decent standability and you might want to consider it for silage. We would suggest planting at a population similar to other varieties that you have had success with under your own conditions but keep in mind that weed control is a little easier at a higher population. Our Wapsie Valley is very responsive to fertility! If you intend to sell corn for grain you should check with your buyer to be sure they will accept corn with red kernels. Wapsie Valley corn usually has high test weight at maturity. If you want a fancy ear corn to sell, this could be it!