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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: 12
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 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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16 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Simone Smith
Location:
Bellaire, MI, United States
Date:
May 6, 2017
          5.0
 
Love this corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful

What are the cons? None

Review:

I love this corn. I grew enough in my first year to collect almost an ice cream bucket full of seed. Last year I sprent $50 of my own money to send seed to other people. Strangers/friends. Because I love this corn so much. This year I plan to plant more, and continue to share. There is something magical in seeds and we must protect them from companies that will destroy the diversity and beauty in heirloom/open pollinated species.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pigkeeper
Location:
Augsburg, South Bavaria, Germany
Date:
April 6, 2017
          5.0
 
The Best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, very fast

What are the cons? No

Review:

Great for southern Germany, even in a rainy year. I sow in KW 16 in Pots and planted them in the third week of May. In the end of September I got really ripe corn cobs with fertile seeds. Also the colour was great. Till now the best in my place.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

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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