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.