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Painted Mountain Corn (50 seeds) (CN101) $5.00

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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, or roasted and makes a highly nutritious flour for muffins, johnny cakes, tortillas and chips!
 
Painted Mountain Corn
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Wildcroft
Location:
Rupert, ID, United States
Date:
September 19, 2019
          5.0
 
Christmas in September
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Such beautiful colors!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Shucking the ears was like opening Christmas presents for me & the kids! We were never sure what colors would be inside! But the joy started long before that- we planted our block of corn in late June, too close together I think, and after the sprouts came up we had 2 weeks of cold heavy rain. The plants survived, and before long we had beautiful multicolored stalks and leaves. Green, white, pink, & purple! The silks on the darker ears were reddish purple; a deep violet- burgundy. Stunning and captivating! Each stalk had one full sized ear, which is slender in this variety, and about 8-10” long. Maybe we would have gotten more ears per stalk if we hadn’t planted so close together. We did not hand pollinate and the ears were not missing any kernels. We left the ears on until they were mostly dry and now they’re hanging to finish drying. I want to try nixtamalization for tortillas, even though this is not a dent corn. I hope it works because this is the corn I want to grow forever!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jesse
Location:
Oxnard, CA, United States
Date:
July 26, 2019
          5.0
 
Pretty easy and tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very pretty, tasted great.

What are the cons? none

Review:

Agree that this corn sprouted super quick and vigorously. Planted around April and by late July started having some corn. Grew up about 5-6 ft tall. Got one cob of corn per plant, and the corn cobs were about the size of a tube of toothpaste. I would say these were incredibly easy to grow and they are very pretty. Not a dislike, but it is a bit more starchy than other corns (unless I didnt pick it at the right time...).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dave Christensen
Location:
Big Timber, MT, United States
Date:
July 9, 2019
          5.0
 
BREEDERS RESPONSE
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Vivid colors.

What are the cons? None.

Review:

BREEDER’S RESPONSE TO: “Hoping for more colors. Did I do something wrong?” My guess is that you picked it far too early. The red and orange colors develop as the kernels mature from a tender vegetable into hard dry grain. Many new gardeners pick corn early like sweet corn when it is milky and soft. You must let it continue growing on the plant until the husks become dry and loosen. The kernels should be hard, so you cannot dent then with your fingernail. Painted Mtn. should always give you a variety of vivid colors, especially if you planted colored seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Whit
Location:
Brevard, NC, United States
Date:
June 28, 2019
          3.0
 
Was hoping for more color
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Lovely tassels while growing

What are the cons? Mostly white not colored

Review:

I was expecting all these bright vivid colors.. but only got white corn or dark purple with white. However it was truly beautiful while growing! Not sure if I did something wrong?? It certainly was not a loss just not what I was hoping for, no orange or red colors.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kindred
Location:
Clayton, NC, United States
Date:
December 5, 2018
          3.0
 
Didnt work out well for me
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? They all germinated

What are the cons? Did not survive

Review:

I tried two packs of seeds, spread them in different areas of the garden and further out on the property. Some of the garden beds were very rich soil, some where native, some were store bought....I tried it all. They all germinated, but after just a few weeks they fizzled out and just died. I ordered another pack and waited until much cooler temps and the same thing happened. I'm not sure if it is because of our elevation (or lack there of), climate, or what the situation was but these did not do well for me here in Clayton (near Raleigh) NC.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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