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Ancient Corn Collection

Ancient Corn Collection

C$15.00Price

 

Celebrate our corn heritage and grow this wonderful collection of traditional and heirloom corn varieties. These five rare varieties highlight the incredible diversity of our native corn genetics & include corn grown for ornament, grinding, fresh eating and popcorn.

This Collection contains five individual packets, one each of the following:

Mandan Bride - 85 days (grinding, ornamental) Multi-coloured ears with kernels of purple, red, yellow, white and variegated. An old heirloom from the Mandan First Nations people of North Dakota. (50 seeds)

Painted Mountain - 80 days (grinding, fresh) Open-pollinated variety that was developed over 20 years from a number of old varieties. Genetically diverse, a very early producer, very hardy, tolerates poor soils. Multi-coloured kernels of orange, gold, red & purple. (30 seeds)

Stowell's Evergreen - 100 days (fresh) This corn variety comes with a tale of treachery and greed! Nathaniel Newman Stowell developed it in 1848 and eventually sold two ears of seed corn to his friend for $4.00 with the agreement that it would be only for personal use. The friend promptly turned around and sold it to Thorburn & Co for $20,000. It subsequently became one of the most favourite sweet corn varieties for home and market. (30 seeds)

Strawberry Popcorn - 100 days (popcorn, ornamental) Short stalks produce tiny, strawberry-shaped cobs that are very ornamental and do, indeed, make great popping corn. (50 seeds)

Glass Gem - 115 days (flint, popcorn, ornamental) The most beautiful corn I have ever seen! Developed over many years by Carl Barnes from his extensive collection of traditional varieties and then Glenn Schoen, it was released in 2012. Each cob has a different combination of jewel-tone coloured kernels that resemble glass beads.