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108538
Accession number
108538
Holding institute
Institute code
USA974
Acquisition Date
1 January 1997
Provenance of material
Biological status of accession
Advanced/improved cultivar
Type of germplasm storage
Seed collection
Availability for distribution
Available for distribution
ITPGRFA MLS
Status not provided
Safety duplication institute
Taxonomy provided to Genesys
Genus
Zea
Specific epithet
Scientific name
Zea mays
Crop
Maize
Crop name
maize
Accession names
Accession name
Hop McConnell Speckled
Remarks
99
plant avgs 9' tall with green stems, single stalks. Leaves erect. Tassels have secondary branching, avg 21" long. Cylindrical-conical ears with mostly red cobs, some white, and an of avg 14-16 rows in a regular pattern. Ears avg 6.8" long, 2" wide. Ear set avgs 1-2 per plant. Kernels dent type with indented top, standard size. Kernels are mostly red or white, with some variegated kernels that are white with red stripes. Each ear has one uniform kernel color. 20% stalk lodging when grown in 2011. Tasseled mid-season. historically grown by residents of Scott Co., VA. Believed to have been introduced to that area circa 1900 by Wade Hopkins "Hop" McConnell, a general store merchant in Fort Blackmore, VA. Pierson recalled that all three colors were used for livestock feed while the white ears were ground into cornmeal for family use
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Provenance of material
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UUID
urn:uuid:f88ff71c-894a-4213-a03b-f137940edcec
Last updated
22 October 2015
Created
22 October 2015