Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   |   85 days   

Festivity is a multi-colored sweet corn developed in OR by the late breeder Jonathan Spero and pledged as an Open Source Seed variety. The vigorous plants tolerate cool soils and will often produce up to 3-4 ears per plant. Color intensifies as the cobs mature with red, yellow, blue, pink and white kernels. Harvest ears to eat when the kernels produce a milky fluid or let mature further for roasting quality.

Festivity is an open source variety and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative.

     

     

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    Plant: After last frost

    Zea mays

    50 seeds/pack   |   110-120 days   

     

    After years spent researching and developing lost native corn varieties, Carl Barnes honed this breathtaking rainbow beauty as a tribute to his ancestors. Truly a remarkable flint variety, with translucent kernels in shiny bold colors from robin’s egg blue to pinks, reds and greens, it can be dried on the stalk for and used for flour or popping. Plants reach 9’ tall.


       

       

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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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      Plant: After last frost

      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 | 120 days |  Heirloom

      Lorenzo's corn is an Heirloom of unknown, though possible Cherokee, origin. It was grown for many years by Lorenzo of Corning. Lorenzo was an organic olive oil producer who was also an early advocate for organics in the 80-90s. He was given this corn, anecdotally by a Cherokee, and spent many years growing it and eventually passed it on to Susie Lawing of Chico. Susie has been distributing this variety for many years at seed swaps in Chico and passed it on to us to continue stewarding the seed. 

      The dried kernels can be ground to make a flavorful corn meal for breads, polenta, etc. We have eaten it as a breakfast mush with honey- YUM! It is a long season corn, up to 120 days, and needs to be planted at 12-18 inches. Proper spacing will ensure 2 ears per plant. Corn loves nitrogen so be sure to enrich your soil with compost. 

       


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      Plant: After last frost

      Zea mays

      50 seeds/pack   |   80-90 days   

      This stunning variety is another original piece of breeding work from Alan Kapuler, founder of Peace Seeds in OR. With white kernels and purple cobs, the dried seeds truly resemble small jewels. The entire plant is purple and gorgeous. Plants grow 7-8 ft tall with an average of two sweet ears per plant. 


       

       

       

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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   |   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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      Plant: After last frost

      Zea mays

      50 seeds/pack   |   80 days   NEW

      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 the late 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. Expect 8 -10 ft plants with an average of 2 ears per plant. Ears are about 8 inches long. Top Hat is an open source variety and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative


         

         

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