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Painted Mountain Corn (50 seeds) (CN101) $4.00

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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: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Northern MN
Location:
Duluth, MN, United States
Date:
November 14, 2017
          5.0
 
Incredible corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Gorgeous!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Planted this corn for the first time, 5 seeds per hill. Got 100% germination, which was the first surprise. Thinned the hills the recommended way by cutting the seedlings back to soil level, or slightly below - every one of them kept growing! They were in a new bed which had some unexpected deficiencies, mainly a lack of water retention, so although we fed them they got too dry at times. They still grew to an average of 5 feet and tasseled well, but they could only produce small ears. By then we understood what had gone wrong and were glad they could produce anything at all. The plants were gorgeous, ditto the kernels. Love the different shades of green and red in the stalks and the husks! I left the ears on the plants as long as possible, then finished drying them indoors and plan to make hominy out of the kernels. Will definitely grow this corn as long as we can get seed for it. Looking forward to doing a better job with it next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dana
Location:
Pincourt, Canada
Date:
November 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Great shortseason corn
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, beautiful

What are the cons? Some ears didn't fill out well

Review:

I wanted to try this corn since it was said to be cold tolerant and quick maturing, both good attributes for our short growing season here in Canada. We had a very wet, cool summer, but the corn did just fine. Very high germination rate, and the plants matured rapidly. The ears were mostly on the small side, but absolutely beautiful and many of the stalks yielded two ears. Some of the husks are red, which will make for fun tamales. I dried the corn on the stalks and then ground it, and now we're eating very colourful polenta!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Travi
Location:
East, ID, United States
Date:
October 22, 2017
          5.0
 
Very Hardy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hardy, drought tolerant

What are the cons? None

Review:

I live in a very windy area on the plains. We have a finicky 90 day growing season with cool temps. I have grown several types of corn. This and Dakota Black Popcorn get my vote. They are shorter so the wind does not knock them down so easy. I am able to sow before last frost too, and the small plants can handle some frost. I think I will be growing this for the rest of my life

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KansasTransplant
Location:
KANSAS CITY, KS, United States
Date:
July 22, 2017
          5.0
 
In LOVE with this corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I love this variety! This is honestly my first truly successful attempt at growing large ears of corn, and the stalks just won't stop growing. Not only are they tall, but they're prolific, with two or three ears of corn per stalk! Sure, they're hungry plants(they REALLY like to be fed), but isn't it worth it? The corn produces a starchy-sweet treat when harvested young, but the colors get darker and far more intense as the season passes and it dries out. I've already baked and eaten the corn fresh, so I just can't wait to dry the rest and see how it works out as flour.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Greenbean
Location:
West Harrison, IN, United States
Date:
June 14, 2017
          3.0
 
Not very lodge resistant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, fast growing.

What are the cons? Much of it lodged

Review:

This corn is truly remarkable. It is beautiful, and grows very fast. So fast that it beats out other corns to flower, and so polinates with itself, and not others. Where I live is considered prime corn growing land, and I planted it a full month early, in early April. It's fully a foot or more ahead of all other corn in my area, but a pretty typical storm came and lodged some of it, and that is just disappointing. No other corn or other plants suffered lodging. So, for however hardy it may be, it lacks the sturdiness I expect. I will cut all plants that lodged so they don't flower. Hopefully the next generation will have what it takes!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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