GROWTH OF INDIAN CORN IN IRELAND.

A trial has been made to bring maize or Indian corn to maturity in this part of Ireland, but with only partial success. Four extensive drills of different varieties of that grain, were planted in the garden of the proprietors of this paper, about the last week in April– the aspect was good and the ground rich and dry– the plot well sheltered. It was upwards of a month before the blade appeared, though the grain had been steeped before it was planted. By the middle of July the entire crop had attained a considerable height, and early in August one of the drills came into flower, and the cobs of corn (two and three on each,) soon after appeared on the stalk, continuing to enlarge as long as the weather kept warm. It was allowed to remain in the ground until last week.

In some of the cobs (which were eight or nine inches long, and three in circumference) the corn was fully formed, but still soft, from the want of sufficient sun and heat to bring it out of the thick coating of leaves in which the cobs are enveloped. None of the other three varieties were more than in flower when their growth was arrested by the cold October weather. The variety which had so far advanced to maturity is red, of the smallest size, and nearly round– the only kind which, it would appear, there is the least chance of raising in Ireland, under any treatment. –Tyrone Constitution.

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