Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack | 100 days | Heirloom

Dark red flint corn grinds into a deep yellow corn meal with hints of pink. This heirloom originates from the Italian Alps where subsistence farmers cultivated it for centuries. Great for grits, cornbread, etc. Good yield. From 200 plants we harvested 31 pounds of dried corn.

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack | 80 days | Heirloom

This golden sweet corn is on the early side of the season. Expect up to 2-3 or even 4 ears per plant. Golden Bantam was introduced around 1900 and has been a garden favorite since. Our stock seed came from Ron Epperson in northern California who has been saving this variety and improving it for the last 30 years.

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack | 90-100 days |  Heirloom

This staple food of Southwestern Native Americans is revered for its life-giving properties and widely known as the Corn Mother. Our strain was gifted to a friend in Northern CA 10 years ago by a Hopi elder. With deep blue kernels borne on 8-inch ears, this corn thrives in hot temps and long growing seasons. Fertile soil can produce up to 6 ears per plant. Allow ears to dry on the plant and grind for a beautiful fine corn flour.

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Zea mays

50 seeds/pack | 85 days | Heirloom

Vigorous corn produces loads of ears with white kernels. Pops up white and large with great flavor. Average 6 inch ears. Other variety information for this type talk about small plants but ours grew to 10 feet! In our house popcorn is a standard snack and it is nice to know where it came from! Will grow well in the foothills and valley.

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   |   80-90 days   NEW- limited quantity available

This stunning variety is another original piece of breeding work from Alan Kapular. With white kernels and purple cobs, the dried seeds truly resemble small jewels. The entire plant is purple and gorgeous. Ears are sweet and corny:)

We received stock seed from Seed Revolution Now and grew it in the summer of 2015 to trial against other sweet corn varieties. We then grew it again in 2016 with the intention of increasing the amount of seed and selecting the plants with the most purple. We plan to continue growing this gem and selecting for white ears and deep purple plants. 

 

 

 

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack | 75 days  |  Heirloom

From southern Mexico, this variety yields large ears on 7-10 foot drought tolerant stalks. Grind to produce your own green/blue corn flour. Traditionally used to make tortillas and tamales. The kernels are truly stunning in shades of green, yellow and blue.

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   | 65-75 days  

Beautiful multi-colored sweet corn. Developed by plant breeder Alan Kapuler for cool, short-season climates. Open-pollinated and stabilized cross between Painted Mountain and Luther Hill. Each ear is about 7 inches and multi-colored. Some plants in this selection also produce multiple stalks with more ears!

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   |   85 days   |   Heirloom

This is the most beautiful corn we have ever grown or seen. It produces the full color spectrum in bright, vivid hues. Bred by Montana grower Dave Christiansen, it has been selected from more than 70 Indian corns for hardiness in short, cool mountain climates. Our crop grew to only 5-6 feet and produced 1-2 ears per plant. Great to grind for corn meal, flour, tortillas, etc.

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack | 110 days | Heirloom

The idea of parching corn has intrigued us for years. Think corn nuts. The basic idea is to remove the dried kernels from the cobs and heat them gently on a dry to lightly oiled skillet. Cast iron works great. Within about 5 minutes the kernels swell and become soft and chewy. Add spices or salt and you have a fantastic snack.

Many flour corns will work for parching but this variety is especially good for it. It was re-selected from older native strains by seed breeders Alan Kapular and Carol Deppe. The star burst red and white patterning is stunning and the 6-7 ft plants produced well. Average of two ears per plant.

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Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   |   80 days   NEW

We are very pleased to offer organic Top Hat Sweet corn seed grown on our farm during the summer of 2016. Top Hat is an excellent modern sweet corn variety with plump golden kernels and a super sweet corn flavor. It is the breeding work of Jonathan Spero in southern OR. It has been selected to tolerate cool soils, mature early and have tight husks that are effective in excluding insects. We saw no corn earworm damage in this year's crop! Expect 8 -10 ft plants with an average of 2 ears per plant. Ears are about 8 inches long. Read this article in the Edible Shasta Butte by Kalan Redwood that chronicles Spero's work to bring us Top Hat. 

Top Hat is an open source variety and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative. The pledge states : "You have the freedom to use these OSSI- Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives."

It ensures Four Open Source Seed Freedoms for this and future generations:

  1. The freedom to save or grow seed for replanting or for any other purpose.
  2. The freedom to share, trade, or sell seed to others.
  3. The freedom to trial and study seed and to share or publish information about it.
  4. The freedom to select or adapt the seed, make crosses with it, or use it to breed new lines and varieties.

 

 

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Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack | 55 days

This short season variety is suitable for cooler climates such as the coast or mountains. The plants are dwarfed at 3-5 feet with several small yellow ears per plant. Ears are 4-7 inches in length and some plants produce as many as 6 on multiple tillers. Developed in 1958 by the University of Alaska.

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