A real old-timer, well adapted to Southern heat and soils, vigorous 8-10' tall plants, 9-10" ears, 16 rows. Protein content can be up to 10%. Developed by James L. Reid in northern Illinois, from material his father brought from Ohio in 1846. Good for grinding into cornmeal. On a larger scale, expect 60-80 bushels per acre. Considered the best open pollinated strain of field/dent corn. In an era of genetically modified corn, this is a great alternative.