Corn

Corn

(Zea mays) The quintessential Native American crop, corn was a staple of indigenous peoples from South America to the Great Lakes. It’s believed to have been domesticated in Mexico, and may be of the world’s oldest agricultural crops. It’s best seeded directly into the garden, in good, rich, well-drained soil, right about the time of the last spring frost. Plant it in blocks rather than long narrow rows, to improve pollination. Corn can be very drought tolerant, but ears fill best when there is good soil moisture when tassels and silk first emerge. Harvest sweet corn when the kernels are full of milky-colored juice; allow other types to remain on the stalks until fully dry. All types of heirloom corn are grown the same way. At about the time of last frost in spring, plant heirloom corn seeds directly into the richest soil available, 1-2 inches deep. Whether planted in rows or beds, allow the corn plants up to about one square foot per plant, on average. Ears fill best when dry conditions are not allowed to prevail at tasseling time. Sweet corn is picked when milky juice is contained within the kernels; clear juice is immature, and chewiness means the ear is over-mature. Flour corn is left on the plant until thoroughly dry in the fall.

 
 
Karu Kay Suni Corn

Karu Kay Suni Corn JS334

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Yuruckluhua Candy Stripe Corn

Yuruckluhua Candy Stripe Corn JS318

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This extraordinarily rare, gigantic, red...
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K'uyu Chuspi Corn

K'uyu Chuspi Corn JS331

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When the Botanical Explorers found this beautiful,...
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K'uyu Chuspi Dark Corn

K'uyu Chuspi Dark Corn JS326

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Chuspi Puka Purple

Chuspi Puka Purple JS327

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Chuspi Puka Purple corn is known across the...
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Sabina's Rainbow Pink Corn

Sabina's Rainbow Pink Corn JS324

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Patrick Simcox found this breath-takingly...
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Puka Chullpi Red Corn

Puka Chullpi Red Corn JS333

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Cheqche Peskoruntu Corn

Cheqche Peskoruntu Corn JS321

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What a beautiful corn, simply called “Cheqche-Peskoruntu”...
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Peskoruntu Yellow Corn

Peskoruntu Yellow Corn JS329

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Pekoruntu Yellow corn is a lovely landrace...
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Peruvian Chullpi Corn

Peruvian Chullpi Corn JS144

(Zea mays) Corn is one of the foundations of life in the... Read More

         
 
 
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Indian Berries Popcorn

Indian Berries Popcorn CN151

95 days--Dramatic multi-colored ears are decorative and delicious! 4- to... Read More
         
 
 
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Midnight Snack Corn

Midnight Snack Corn CN156

(Sweet) 77 days—Stalks reach to 6 feet, 12-14 rows of kernels on modest... Read More
         
 
 
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Bronze Orange Corn

Bronze Orange Corn CN155

(Dent) 77 days—Dwarf stalks are only 3 ½ feet high. Despite its small stature,... Read More
         
 
 
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Missouri Pipe Corn

Missouri Pipe Corn CN154

(Dent) Also called Meerschaum Pipe Corn--Creamy-white dent kernels are... Read More
         
 
 
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Texas Gourdseed Corn

Texas Gourdseed Corn CN152

120 days—Prior to the Civil War, gourd-seed corns were among the most prevalent... Read More
         
 
 
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Seal

Chuspirunto Yellow Corn JS152

Chuspirunto Corn is another one of the thousands of corn varieties of the... Read More
         
 
 
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Morado Potolero Corn

Morado Potolero Corn JS145

Morado Potolero Mexican Corn, This amethyst colored corn is an old favorite... Read More
         
 
 
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Corn

Yurackallhua Incan Giant Corn JS147

In the Urrabamba Valley and adjacent areas in Peru grows this monster... Read More

         
 
 
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Bedwell's Supreme White Dent Corn

Bedwell's Supreme White Dent Corn CN148

Stately plants usually produce 2 ears, 12-14” long. These are white, but... Read More
         
 
 
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Cherokee White Eagle Corn

Cherokee White Eagle Corn CN144

Beautiful white and blue kernels on 8”-10” ears, makes superb corn meal... Read More
         
 
 
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Paraguayan Chipa Corn

Paraguayan Chipa Corn CN158

Chipa corn is a stunningly brilliant yellow Paraguayan flour corn. Robust... Read More
         
 
 
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blue corn

Po'suwaegeh Blue Corn CN157

110 days. This Native American heirloom corn from Pueblo Pojoaque,... Read More

         
 
 
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Oaxaca Green Corn

Oaxacan Green Corn CN147

85-100 days. The stunningly beautiful ears of corn come in a range of... Read More
         
 
 
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Doreen Sweet Corn

Dorinny Sweet CN153

Early season sweet corn that yields in cool climates. Dorinny was originally... Read More
         
 
 
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