- Strong seedling vigor
- Exceptional husk protection and attractive husk package
- Incredible tolerance and lodging
Hero XR (BC/ 71d) with its strong seedling vigor, is an excellent choice for a first early. The husk protection and ear shape of Hero XR improve on commercial standards for early markets. Let this variety be the Hero during the early season.
|Plant Height (Inches)||62|
|Ear Height (Inches)||24|
|Number of Kernels per Row||14 - 18|
|Ear Length (Inches)||7.25 - 7.75|
|Ear Diameter (Inches)||1.75 - 1.90|
|Husk Color||Dark Green||
1: Very Dark Green
|Flag Leaves||Very Good Flag Leaves||
1: Exceptional Flag Leaves
|Husk Protection||Very Good Coverage||
1: Excellent Coverage
|Shank||Medium Shank Length||
1: Very Compact Shank Length
|Tenderness||Good Tenderness; Xtra-Tender Quality||
1: Exceptional Tenderness; Reserve Quality
|Sweetness||Excellent Sweetness & Flavor||
1: Exceptional Sweetness & Flavor
*Data are representative summaries for hybrid evaluations in Champaign, IL and Plover, WI. Ordinal ratings are on a scale of 1 to 9, where 1 indicates the best value.
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