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SEED SPECS:   AVERAGES GIVEN  -  SWEET CORN - su & se types:  2500 seeds per pound;   sh2 types:  3000 seeds per pound;  open pollinated: 2500 seeds per pound;  POPCORN:  4200 seeds per pound;  ORNAMENTAL CORNS - specified in description
OP=Open Pollinated   H=Hybrid

SWEET CORN


Ambrosia bi-color sweet corn  Ambrosia (se)  74 days  H  A bi-color hybridization of Bodacious with a sweetness that remains long after picking.  8in. ears with 14-16rows of kernels.  Stalks to 6-1/2ft.   
#2628  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-2628   Bulk seed   1lb  $24.89
#B2-2628   Bulk seed   Two lbs  $43.89


Black Aztec corn seed  Black Aztec (70-95 days) OP  This heirloom variety was introduced in 1864 by John Gregory. Vigorous growth; sweet and juicy 8in. ears are white in the milk stage and dry to a deep blue-black.  Stalks to 8ft.
#224  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds
#B1-224   Bulk seed   1 lb.  $33.89
#B2-224   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $62.49



Bodacious(se)  (75 days)  H  8 inch ears are packed with 18 rows of sweet juicy yellow kernels.  Good for canning, freezing, or eating fresh. Stalks to 7ft.
#1193  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-1193   Bulk seed   1lb  $21.39
#B2-1193   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $36.99



Butter & Sugar (su) (73 days) H  Sugary enhanced. Standard of excellence in bi-color hybrid corns. Sturdy 5-6 stalks bear 7-8 ears. Good for canning, freezing or eating.  Stalks to 7ft.
#225  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-225   Bulk seed   1lb  $21.59
#B2-225   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $37.69



Chires Baby Corn (75-85 days) OP  Up to 30 tiny ears of corn grown on multiple 4-5 ft. stalks. Great for use in stir fries and for canning or pickling. Best if harvested about 5 days after the silks appear.
#226  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds



Cocopah (80-100 days) OP  Rare heirloom can be traced to the Colorado Mountain Indians in 1868. Sweet, fast growing with white kernels that turn shades of pink, blue , white and yellow when dry.
#227  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds



Country Gentleman Shoepeg (88-100 days) OP  This white kernel heirloom from 1891 is still one of the most popular white sweet corns. Yields very well. The kernels are not in rows, but are arranged in a hodge-podge. Stalks to 8ft.
#228  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-228   Bulk seed   1lb  $17.49
#B2-228   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $29.39



Golden Bantam (70-75 days) OP  Yellow sweet corn that is an Heirloom known from eastern North America at turn of 20th century.  This variety gained it's name, having shorter stalks than most corn of the day, after the smaller chickens from Bantem.  This variety has been parent to many more recent hybrid corns. - Sweet and resistant to lodging. 5-7 in. ears   Stalks to 7ft.
#229  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-229   Bulk seed   1lb  $14.99
#B2-229   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $24.49



Honey & Cream (83 days)  Bicolor sweet corn with 7in. ears with 14 rows of kernels.  Stalks to 7ft.
#3483  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-3483   Bulk seed   1lb  $21.99
#B2-3483   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $38.49


Illini Extra Sweet corn  Illini Extra Sweet (sh2) (78 days) H  Hybrid supersweet variety. Small 8-9in. ears have 14-18 rows of sweet yellow kernels that hold their sweetness for days after picking. Good cold soil emergence. Requires isolation from other corn varieties. Stalks to 7ft.
#232  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-232   Bulk seed   1lb  $32.49
#B2-232   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $59.49


Incredible hybrid sweet corn  Incredible(se) (85 days)  H  This hybrid corn produces 18 rows of sweet yellow kernels on every 9 inch ear. Good all-round corn.   Stalks to 7ft.
#1504  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-1504   Bulk seed   1lb  $24.89
#B2-1504   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $43.89


Kandy Korn yellow sweet corn sugary enhanced  Kandy Korn (se) (85 days) H  Hybrid yellow corn (sugary enhanced) with 8in. ears and 7-8 ft. burgundy colored stalks. Holds sweet flavor for a week after picking. Good for eating or freezing. Stalks to 8ft.
#231  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-231   Bulk seed   1lb  $21.39
#B2-231   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $36.99


Peaches and Cream bi-color sweet corn  Peaches and Cream(se) (70 days)  H  Very early bicolor corn with 8-1/2in. ears with 14 rows of sweet kernels.  Keeps its sweetness long after picking. Stalks to 7ft.
#1272  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-1272   Bulk seed   1lb  $19.99
#B2-1272   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $34.49


San Antonio Gold Zea mays Yellow Sweet Corn ear  San Antonio Gold (75 days) OP - Heirloom sweet corn, consistent producer. Juicy sweet yellow kernels on ears from 8 to 10 inches. The stalks are shorter than most heirloom corn plants which helps this one to withstand harder winds, and it is good at conserving water as well. You don't have to be a monk contemplating an aqueduct to appreciate the quality of this food.
#5782  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-5782  Bulk seed       1lb.     $17.49
#B2-5782  Bulk seed       2 lbs.     $29.39



  Silver King (se) (82 days)  H    Ears are 8 inches long and packed with 16-18 rows of sweet white kernels.  Good all-round corn.  Rust tolerant.   Stalks to 6 1/2 ft.
#5435  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-5435   Bulk seed   1lb  $23.49
#B2-5435   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $41.49



Stowell's Evergreen (80-100 days) OP  First marketed in 1848 by Nathan Stowell of New Jersey, this remarkable white corn holds it's freshness in the field. Different in that the whole plant can be pulled up and hung upside down and fresh corn harvested for months.
#230  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds
#B1-230  Bulk seed       1lb.     $17.49
#B2-230  Bulk seed       2 lbs.     $29.39



Triple Play (60-70 days)  OP  Strong stalks produce multiple ears of tri-color corn (blue, white and yellow).  Good for cool areas.  Pick when the blue kernels appear for sweetest taste.
#532  Packet  $8.50  Approximately 30 seeds




 FLOUR, DENT & FLINT CORN


Anasazi CornAnasazi (100 days) OP  This rare variety was discovered in a dry cave in Utah and carbon dated to 800 years old. Beautiful array of colors & patterns on the kernels, it grinds into an excellent flour.
#233  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds



Apache Red (110 days) OP   Traditional variety from the San Carlos Apache.  Color ranges from dark red to black.  Good flour variety.
#534  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds



Bear Island Chippewa Flint (85-93 days) OP   8-12 rows in yellow, pink, white, red, blue and stripes.  Good variety for flour or mush.
#535  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds



Bloody butcher corn Bloody Butcher  (105 days)  OP   Deeply dented heirloom corn with a dark red color.  Very attractive and drought tolerant.
#3482  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-3482    Bulk seed  1 lb.   $22.79
#B2-3482   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $39.99


Calais Flint corn Calais Flint (80 days) OP  This rare heirloom variety has been preserved by a single family in Calais, Vermont. Kernels are golden yellow with some red.
#237  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds



Hopi Blue (110 days) OP  Variety of the Hopi nation, this drought-tolerant corn has 12 ft. stalks that produce 8in. to 10 in. ears with beautiful blue kernels. Has 20% more protien than many white corns.
#0456645  Packet  $8.50  Approximately 30 seeds


Hopi Pink cornHopi Pink (85-95 days) OP  Rare traditional variety of the Hopi nation, this lovely drought-tolerant corn has 5-6 bushy stalks that produce 8in. ears with pretty pink kernels.
#234  Packet  $18.50  Approximately 20 seeds


Mandan Red cornMandan Red (80-85 days) OP  Traditional corn of the Mandan Indians of North Dakota. In the milk stage, the kernels are pale yellow and can be eaten like sweet corn, but when dry, they turn a deep red.
#235  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds


Oxacan Green cornOaxacan Green Dent (70-75 days) OP  Grown for centuries by the Zapotec people, this variety is a favorite for making green tamales. Pretty green color when dried. For corn, a high protein content (11%)
#236  Packet  $4.50  Approximately 30 seeds
#B4z-236     Bulk seed   4oz   $21.39
#B1-236   Bulk seed   1lb  $41.99
#B2-236   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $71.99



Palo Duro Canyon - (100 days) OP - Like it's namesake this hardy flour corn has an array of beautiful colors. Makes good corn meal or flour; and is used as an ornamental.
#5398  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-5398   Bulk seed   1lb  $19.99 approximately 1800 seeds
#B2-5398   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $34.99



Taos Blue (100-125 days)  OP  Ancient variety forms 10-12 inch ears with blue-black seeds.  Drought resistant.
#533  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds




FIELD CORN


Hickory King (90 days)  OP  Excellent old favorite used to make hominy and grits.  Large white kernels on 9-10 inch ears.
#1269  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-1269   Bulk seed   1lb  $10.59
#B2-1269   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $14.99



Pencil Cob (100 days)  OP   Long tapered white kernels sourround narrow cobs, making this corn unique in appearance.  2-3 ears per stalk.  Grows 5-6ft. tall.
#2560  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-2560   Bulk seed   1lb  $17.29
#B2-2560   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $28.79



Reid's Yellow Dent (105 days)  OP  9 inch ears with 16 rows of kernels.  Good variety for warm weather areas
#1270  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-1270   Bulk seed   1lb  $10.99
#B2-1270   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $14.99



Trucker's Favorite (115 days)  OP  Good roasting ear corn with 8-9 inch ears with 14-18 rows of white corn.
#4058  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-4058   Bulk seed   1lb  $10.99
#B2-4058   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $14.99




POPCORN

Chapalote (85-95 days) OP  This ancient variety from Smaloa, Mexico is used to make pinole (a corn drink) and for popcorn. Narrow ears grow to 10in. long and have brown kernels.
#238  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds



Japanese Hulless White (Bumblebee) (95-110 days) OP  A favorite popcorn. 4-5 ft. stalks bear up to 6 ears per plant. Wonderful flavor.
#239  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-239   Bulk seed   1lb  $16.29
#B2-239   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $26.99
#B10-239   Bulk seed   10 lbs.  $120.12


Laser corn Laser  (95 days)  OP  Very pretty miniature popcorn with calico stripes and pointed kernels.  Makes a great ornamental as well as a delicious popcorn.
#3445  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 30 seeds
#B4z-3445     Bulk seed   4oz   $25.99
#B1-3445   Bulk seed   1lb  $51.99
#B2-3445   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $95.99


Mini Blue popcorn  Mini Blue (108 days)   OP  Miniature blue popcorn - very pretty.
#3446  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B4z-3446     Bulk seed   4oz   $23.99
#B1-3446   Bulk seed   1lb  $50.19
#B2-3446   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $85.99



Mini Pink (108 days)   OP   Miniature popcorn with pink to light purple striped kernels.
#3447  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B4z-3447     Bulk seed   4oz   $22.25
#B1-3447   Bulk seed   1lb  $45.29 approximately 1500 seeds
#B2-3447   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $79.29


Shaman Blue popcorn

Shaman's Blue (112 days) OP  This hybrid popcorn has lovely blue kernels that pop up big and fluffy.
#240 Packet, $3.50 Approximately 30 seeds
#B1-240   Bulk seed   1lb  $31.59
#B2-240   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $52.59



South American Yellow Popcorn (110 days) OP 
#5783  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-5783   Bulk seed   1lb  $16.29
#B2-5783   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $26.99
#B10-5783   Bulk seed   10 lbs.  $120.12


Strawberry Pop Corn

Stawberry (110 days) OP  2-3in. ears are borne on 4ft. stalks. Can be dried - it's a lovely red - or popped.
#241 Packet $3.50 Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-241   Bulk seed   1lb  $18.19
#B2-241   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $29.99



ORNAMENTAL



Earthtones Dent  (110 days)  OP Soft colors in matte finished kernels.  Very pretty ornamental.
#3444  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-3444   Bulk seed   1lb  $31.99 approximately 1500 seeds
#B2-3444   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $53.39



Indian Sunset (100 days)  OP  A pretty mix of colors - blue, red, burgundy, white, yellow, and orange.
#1170   Packet   $3.50   Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-1170   Bulk seed   1lb  $16.29 approximately 1800 seeds
#B2-1170   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $26.99



Rainbow (110 Days)  OP  Rainbow of vibrant colors.  Vigorous plants are very productive.
#1093  Packet  $3.50  Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-1093   Bulk seed   1lb  $19.49 approximately 1500 seeds
#B2-1093   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $34.49


Seneca Mini ornamental corn  Seneca Mini  (103 days)  OP   Miniature ornamental corn with a broad variety of colors.
#3492   Packet   $3.50   Approximately 50 seeds
#B4z-3492     Bulk seed   4oz   $17.89
#B1-3492   Bulk seed   1lb  $30.69 approximately 5500 seeds
#B2-3492   Bulk seed   2 lbs.  $50.69


Soil temperature for planting corn seed
There is great diversity in the corn varieties that we offer; which make the general information provided only valuable as adjustable guidelines. Generally the newer hybrids are much lighter seeds, therefore you will have a larger seed count per weight. This may also affect your seed planting and propagation strategies and the germination rates under your planting conditions may vary from the seed lot test results. The following soil temperature data is for corn in general: Temperatures are average daytime from planting to emergence. Percentage is average germination rate. Days is number of days to emergence. 41ºF x 0% x 0 days;   50ºF x 47% x 22 days;   59ºF x 97% x 12 days;   68ºF x 97% x 7 days;   77ºF x 98% x 4 days;   86ºF x 91% x 4 days;   95ºF x 88% x 3 days;   104ºF x 10% x 3 days;
TIPS:    SEED GERMINATION
The seeds of most agronomic crops including, corn and beans lack an intrinsic dormancy; however, this is a characteristic of the cultivars, not the species, and has been selected through breeding. The seeds of most plant species, are not initially competent for germination and may benefit from processes of scarification, stratification, etc. such as a simulated over-wintering period; or at least a planting date and rate allowance for the different requirements of moisture, temperature, time to emergence, etc. in larger seeds and seeds with larger and harder hulls and integuments. Current university recommendations for planting dates in your area usually apply to the new hybrid, treated, agronomic varieties and may need to be adjusted when applied to heirloom varieties.
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