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Hero XR Xtra-Tender™

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.

Traits Description Data*
Kernel Color Bicolor BC
Maturity (Days) 71
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 2

1: Very Dark Green
2: Dark Green
3: Medium - Dark Green
4: Medium Green
5: Medium - Light Green
6: Light Green
7: Very Light Green

Flag Leaves Very Good Flag Leaves 3

1: Exceptional Flag Leaves
2: Excellent Flag Leaves
3: Very Good Flag Leaves
4: Good Flag Leaves
5: Moderate Flag Leaves
6: Weak Flag Leaves

Husk Protection Very Good Coverage 2

1: Excellent Coverage
2: Very Good Coverage
3: Good Coverage
4: Adequate Coverage
5: Moderate Coverage
6: Weak Coverage

Shank Medium Shank Length 4

1: Very Compact Shank Length
2: Compact Shank Length
3: Compact Medium Shank Length
4: Medium Shank Length
5: Medium Long Shank Length
6: Long Shank Length
7: Very Long Shank Length

Tenderness Good Tenderness; Xtra-Tender Quality 4

1: Exceptional Tenderness; Reserve Quality
2: Excellent Tenderness; Reserve Quality
3: Very Good Tenderness; Xtra-Tender Quality
4: Good Tenderness; Xtra-Tender Quality
5: Moderate Tenderness; Shipping Quality
6: Firm Pericarp; Xtra-Sweet Quality

Sweetness Excellent Sweetness & Flavor 2

1: Exceptional Sweetness & Flavor
2: Excellent Sweetness & Flavor
3: Very Good Sweetness & Flavor
4: Good Sweetness & Flavor
5: Moderate 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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