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Painted Mountain Corn

         
 
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This corn is the very definition of rugged beauty! These incredibly tough plants were bred in the bitter cold Mountains of Montana, they boast impressive cold hardiness, earliness, drought tolerance and they thrive at high altitudes. Montana farmer, Dave Christensen has dedicated his life's work to naturally breeding a corn that will thrive in harsh conditions, and since the 1970s has sampled from over 70 open pollinated varieties of corn to create painted mountain corn. These are old heirlooms grown by Northern Native American tribes over thousands of years as well as homesteaders from harsh northern climates. The bright color of the kernels indicate a high nutrient content, making it an excellent corn for decoration or for eating! Painted Mountain Corn can be eaten fresh, ground, roasted and make a highly nutritious flour for muffins, johnny cakes, tortillas and chips!
 
Painted Mountain Corn
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Missy Ames
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Exciting start to finish
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy and Entertaining

What are the cons? You need more than 1 packet.

Review:

My erratic growing season rarely gives over 100 frost-free days. Most Indian corns take 120! I heard this was 70 days and gave it a shot. Every moment is stunning, sowing to harvest. Open the pack and pour glistening gemstones into your hands. Watch seedlings emerge, streaked with red, purple, or yellow. A deep purple cornstalk will have brilliant red silks and delicate yellow tassels. To one side, a yellow stalk with purple ears and red pollen; on the other red stalks with yellow silk and purple tassels. Even husks can be deep burgundy. Just let ears dry on the stalks. No big problem in Reno, where we get fewer than five rainstorms each summer. Pull ears off, peel back husks, and see even more magic. My favorite was "blue denim:" kernels of white, cream, powder blue, indigo, and a spotted country wallpaper-type seed pattern. I decobbed by hand and crushed in a 100-year-old grinder. Very nutty flavor in cornbread. Store in the freezer to retain quality. So easy and successful!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tony
Location:
Sterling, CO, United States
Date:
October 15, 2016
          5.0
 
ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? The colors!

What are the cons? none

Review:

Super easy to grow and very easy to harvest. Opening each ear of corn was an entire color palette. I got enough kernels this year for myself and all of my friends. I definitely recommend this to everyone.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Abs
Location:
Morton, WA, United States
Date:
October 3, 2016
          5.0
 
A Tough Survivor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? grows in adverse conditions

What are the cons? none so far

Review:

I planted this corn in a 5X7 foot planting box in April on our property not far from Mt.Rainier. It is in the foothills and there are often late frosts, summers with no rain and so on. I had a bad accident and was not able to do anything all summer to tend to the corn since I live a far piece away. I figured if I got anything at all, it would be a real surprise. Well, indeed I DID GET SOME--it wasn't much but there are a number of beautiful viable ears. This variety is tough. I planted two packets and despite it all--no watering from me during our summer PNW drought, it survived and did produce some anyway. Call me a fan.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
greenwood farm
Location:
Hardin, MT, United States
Date:
August 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Stunningly beautiful deliciou
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? flavor, beauty

What are the cons? none

Review:

We've grown painted mountain for three years in cooperation with its developer, David Christensen. It tolerates a late spring frost and can be planted early. We try to plant early to avoid contamination by GMO. We hand harvest, hang cobs to dry, shell using a crank sheller (to answer another reviewer's question, yes! it works!). We've cooked kernels as hominy (find recipes online), ground to add to baked goods, cornmeal porridge/polenta freshly made or fried the next day are all delicious. You can select for traits you want. The long, skinny cobs are desirable as they dry easily and more energy goes into the kernel than the cob. Also select for straight stalks without branches or "suckers". Never keep seed corn from cobs that are split into finger, as they are prone to mold and insect damage. The dark blue color is rich in antioxidants and the yellow of course has vitamin A. With this much genetic variety, every cob is like a Christmas present.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Karin
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
August 4, 2016
          5.0
 
Delicious and Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, drought tolerant

What are the cons? Plants tipped, needed tending

Review:

We had a hot dry spell in early spring, followed by a rainy spell. I had a busy schedule and wondered if keeping the corn plants going would be worth it--corn is cheep and good enough purchased from the grocery store. But we grilled our first ears tonight and it was the best corn I ever had. Delicious, not too chewy but not just sweet, either. Beautiful kernels, great flavor. Most of my stalks are quite tall. 6' or so. I deep water every three to four days. If it rains, I don't bother to water at all.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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