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Painted Mountain Corn (50 seeds) (CN101) $3.50

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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: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 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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2 out of 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hellie04
Location:
Whitewater, MT, United States
Date:
July 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Beautiful
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Flour color

What are the cons? Animals like it

Review:

I have met Dave. He is a man who is passionate and committed to breeding a corn the will survive harsh climates- cold, hot, or dry. It has a beautiful color on the ear, but also has a nice, wheaty, brown color when ground into a flour. I can't sing the praises enough of this corn, or the man behind it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LP
Location:
exline, IA, United States
Date:
February 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Painted Mountain corn
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? early, sweet

What are the cons? animals eating it

Review:

Painted Mountain grows well in Iowa, reliably early. I eat it fresh 5' immature and baby corn with most ears because they are some of the sweetest small tender white ears ever. When it turns those pretty colors then it turns unedibly starchy but fine for flours etc. Its very good small though :} You can eat the whole core and everything.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Becker Family Stock Farm
Location:
Thermopolis, WY, United States
Date:
January 25, 2016
          5.0
 
A real winner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, drought tolerant

What are the cons? Need a skinny sheller

Review:

I first bought this variety from Baker Creek back in 2005 - they haven't had it since - ecstatic to see it back! I have been saving my seed ever since. Everything stated in it's description is correct. This corn will grow with limited water and still produce good ears and is very flavorful. Short season is great for my cold northern climate but still tolerates 100 degrees in Aug. Plants only get about four feet tall, you aren't feeding a huge plant, but still get 7 inch long ears, 1.5 inches in diameter. My only complaint is that I don't have a sheller that will take the kernels off the skinny cob. I'm not sure if a crank sheller would do the job or not. Would love to know.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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