Updated on March 13, 2013

2013 Corn (Grass Family)

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Corn culture:  Plant in "hills" (groups of 3 kernels) every 8 to 12 inches in rows 3 feet apart as soon as frost is past. We have so many open pollinated corns it has always been a challenge to decide what to list here. After much thought, we will now rotate varieties through our corn listing. We won't be discontinuing varieties. They will just float in and out of the catalog as we get a decent seed supply. Some popular items will be grown and listed every year. Others will be rotated in and out every few years.

Corn Note: We have a huge corn collection and are constantly looking for efficient ways to maintain it and to share the most worthy with the public. We have the privilege of having a long season and have studied the wind and weather patterns for some time. We cannot guarantee that an occasional mixup won't occur, but we do take care to control as much as we are able and will not offer those that pollination times perhaps overlapped or distances were not great enough. In 2010 we started planting corn on May 11 and finished in early July. In one case we were planting a variety next to one that we were preparing to harvest a few days later. We started harvesting our first corn for seed in mid July and finished up the end of October. For example, Dakota White was planted next to Trucker's Favorite Yellow. Dakota White was done tasseling and nearly ready to pick for seed with a plant height of 5 feet when Trucker's Favorite Yellow had yet to tassel and was getting close to 12 feet tall.

2013 Dent Corn

Usage:  Dent Corn: Used for feed and cornmeal. Who says cornmeal has to be yellow or white?!?!?!?

1776:  110 days.  It's really a flinty dent. Unique corn that really doesn't fit with a flint or a dent. 8 inch yellow ears are well protected and 10 foot plants handle drought well. 2oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 1 lb/$15.00 OG

All Purpose:  135 days.  11 foot tall plants have large multicolored kernels. Makes a colorful cornmeal. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 OG

Baldwin's Strawberry Calico:  110 days.  10 foot tall plants with large girthy ears of basically white with read streaks though solid colored ears appear. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.75 OG

Bloody Butcher:  105 days.  This is the most productive of all of the Bloody Butcher corns we have grown over the years. The plants average 10 feet tall with two 9 inch ears per stalk. The kernel color varies from medium red to almost black/red. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50; 4 Pkts./$9.00; 1 lb/$15.00 OG

Bloody Butcher Calico:  115 days.  10 foot plants producing 8 to 10 inch ears of white kernels with red streaks. Some ears will be all white. Some will be all red and some will be white with red streaks. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50 OG

Blue Clarage:  113 days.  9 to 10 foot tall plants with husky stalks. 1 to 2 ears of blue and white, many speckled kernels on 10 inch ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 4 Pkts./$7.50 OG

Boone County White:  135 days.  WOW what a corn!!! Final plant height was just over 16 feet with the average ear height at 10 feet off the ground. Ears average about 11 inches in length with 16 to 20 rows of white kernels per cob. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. /$2.00; 4 Pkts./$7.50 OG

Buck Lantz:  115 days.  10 foot stalks producing several 8 inch ears of medium yellow kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Cherokee Gourdseed:  130 days.  Late, but large fat ears of the old fashioned gourdseed type. This particular strain came from the Qualls family in Virginia and has very strong stalks. Ears have up to 20 rows of long, pointed kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00; 4 Pkts. $10.00 OG

Cherokee Squaw:  135 days.  Excellant stalk standability, 8 to 10 foot stalks with 8 to 10 inch ears of basically white and purple kernels. Great for cornmeal. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.75; 4 Pkts. $10.00

Chickasaw Hickory Cane:  130 days.  A late season Hickory King type with white and blue kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.50 OG

Drought Tolerant White:  125 days.  10 to 12 foot tall. Very stalky plants with two 9 inch ears per stalk. Broad white colored kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50 OG

Fire Pink Calico  100 days.  Another of Mr. Strubbe's creations. It is the most untamed of any as the ears range from pink to purple to sometimes other colors that have red streaks on the kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt.-$2.50 OG

Glenn Beasley Red:  115 days.  9 foot plants with 12 to 16 rows of red, occasionally yellow or orange kernels on 9 inch ears. Very high yielding. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Golden Glow:  100 days.  7 foot stalks, yellow kernels on 6 to 8 inch ears, average 1 to 2 per stalk. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50; 4 Pkts./$8.00 OG

Golden Hickory King:  120 days.  8 to 10 foot stalks, 8 rows of large kernels on thin cobs. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2013)

Goliath:  128 days.  A true silage corn. Plant grows 12 to 15 feet tall. Some ears were 8 feet above ground. 12 inch plus ears of white kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50; 4 Pkts./$8.00; 1 lbs/$15.00 OG

Greenfield:  113 days.  Ears are about 10 inches long with 15 to 20 rows of cream to yellow kernels on 9 to 10 foot plants. Respectable yields, very minimal lodging. 2 oz. Pkt - 1 Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00 OG

Hickory King Composite:  120 days.  A colorful, large kerneled, multicolored, 8-rowed, Hickory King. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 OG

Hickory King White:  135 days.  Traditional hominy corn with broad, fat kernels. Plants average 12 to 14 feet tall with several 8 inch cobs per stalk. Care should always be taken to only select those cobs with 8 rows to save for seed. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts $7.50; 1 lb $12.00 OG

Howard Cory's Red:  120 days.  8 foot stalks, 12 to 16 rows of red kernels on 6 inch ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 OG

John Beecham Heirloom:  125 days.  12 foot stalks, deep root system. Stands up to most wind. 8 inch ears with white kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Lancaster Surecrop:  125 days.  12 to 14 feet tall plants with yellow kernels on 12 inch red cobs. Good husk coverage and good yields. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50; 5 lbs $50.00 OG

Mesquakie Indian:  120 days.  8 foot plants of highly colored, glistening ears that are either shades of red or purple with yellow. A local heirloom that came from a now-deceased lady, Marie Ketelsen. It dates back many years to an early selection made in this area in the 1800's. Over the years it has added some different genes and has become adapted to the local climate and soil and is a terrific yielder. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00; 1 lb. $15.00 OG

Neals Paymaster:  110 days.  A high yielding white seeded field corn with 12 foot stalks. Plants are very productive with 2 to 3 ears per stalk. Ears are 8 inches long with an average of 16 rows per cob. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $9.00; 5 lbs $60.00 OG

Nebraska:  115 days.  Plants average about 9 feet tall and have good stalk standability. Ears have good, tight husks that then become more open as they mature, decreasing the time to dry down yet protecting the ear from insect damage in the early stages. One to two 10 inch ears with 14 to 18 rows of medium yellow kernels per red cob. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25; 4 Pkt. $8.00 OG

New York Red Robin:  100 days.  8 foot stalks producing up to two 8 inch ears per stalk. Kernels are a varying shade of deep red with a yellowish cap. Attractive, early, and productive. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25; 4 Pkt. $8.00 OG

Northwestern Red:  90 days.  5 to 6 foot plants, 8 to 10 inch ears of red kernels with a white cap. Only a semi-dent. As with all capped corns some color variation can occur. (An old Oscar Will variety) 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 OG

Nothstine:  90 days.  Early, 6 to 7 foot stalks, 12 to 14 rows of yellow kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00 OG

Oaxacan Green:  105 days.  A beautiful bright green with an occasional jade colored ear. Plants are about 7 feet tall and can have up to 2 ears per stalk. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50 OG

Ohio Calico:  115 days.  9 to 10 foot tall plants with 10 to 12 inch ears. Most ears will be red striped with white, but as with all things striped, some will be solid red and others solid white. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50

Owen Davis:  130 days.  8 to 10 foot stalks, large, multi-colored kernels on 10 to 12 inch ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 OG

Polar:  95 days.  A very early yellow corn on 7 to 8 foot stalks. Ears are 6 to 7 inches long with 14 to 18 rows of bright yellow kernels per cob. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Preacher Hill:  122 days.  10 foot stalks, 8 rows of yellow kernels. Missouri heirloom. (Unavailable for 2013)

Rainbow:  100 days.  7 foot stalks. All colors (pink, red, brown, purple, blue, white). 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$1.75; 4 Pkts./$5.50 OG

Reid's Yellow:  125 days.  12 foot stalks producing 10 inch ears of reddish yellow kernels. The open pollinated corn that many look to for returning to traditional farming, but it is not the best when it comes to stalk standability. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50; 5 lb $50.00 OG

Rustlers:  101 days.  6 foot stalks, 10 to 14 rows of white kernels on 7 inch ears. (Old Oscar Will variety.) 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Silver King:  130 days.  A great silage corn as well as feed corn. Plants average 12 to 13 feet tall with 12 inch ears, usually 2 per stalk. Ears average 12 to 14 rows per cob. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50; 5 lb $50.00 OG

Silvermine:  110 days.  Large, stout stalks of 12 to 14 feet tall with up to two 9 to 10 inch ears per stalk. Ears tend to have 14 to 18 rows per cob and are white in color. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25; 4 Pkts. $8.00; 5 lb $55.00 OG

Striped Hickory King:  120 days.  8 to 10 foot stalks, good wind tolerance, big ears, yellow with red striping on the kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50 OG

Strubbes Black:  100 days.  A predominantly deep blue/black colored dent. Plants get 6 to 7 feet tall with 6 to 7 inch ears with deep, dark colored kernels. I wouldn't actually call it black, but soil chemistry can play a role in color intensity. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Strubbes Blue:  98 days.  Beautiful colored blue shades from pale turquoise to deep blue in color. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 2 Pkts./$3.50 OG

Strubbes Blue Grey:  100 days.  One of Mr. Strubbes more subtle creations. Kernel color is a pale grey to dark purple. This was one of the colors Mr. Strubbe used to enhance the corn paintings he would make using the ends of the kernels. Words cannot begin to describe the realistic look he was able to obtain by using only the ends of the kernels to make fabulous "paintings". While this particular color is not the most outstanding, it was essential to get the proper color in the necks of the male turkeys. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Strubbes Brown:  105 days.  7 foot stalks of plants with beautiful shades of brown color. Occasional off colors will appear. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 2 Pkts./$3.50 OG

Strubbes Green:  105 days.  6 foot stalks, 10 to 14 rows of green shades on 6 inch ears. Off-colors can be expected. (Unavailable for 2013)

Strubbes Orange:  97 days.  A gorgeous shade of bright orange. When dealing with this color, please expect as a result of the genetics to have a few ears that are red and a few that are yellow as well as shades of orange. 2 oz. Pkt. 1 Pkt./$2.00; 4 Pkts./$6.00 OG

Strubbes Pink:  100 days.  Beautiful, bright, carnation pink kernels on 8 inch ears on 7 foot stalks. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 2 Pkts./$3.50 OG

Strubbes Purple:  107 days.  Another of Mr. Strubbes creations, except the kernels are a nice shade of purple. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 2 Pkts./$3.50; 4 Pkts./$6.00 OG

Strubbes Red:  100 days.  One of the more interesting of Mr. Strubbes corns. It has also been a puzzle as to how he selected and maintained it. We will only send the red seed, but it has consistently produced about 25% blue and white ears. Plants are around 6 to 7 feet tall with 6 to 8 inch ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Tennessee Red Cob:  120 days.  Plants averaging about 12 feet tall. Cobs are long, bright red in color with white kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50 4 pkts./$8.00 OG

Truckers Favorite White:  135 days.  13 to 15 foot tall plants that produce ears 7 to 9 feet off the ground. The ears are 12 to 14 inches long with 10 to 14 rows per cob. Kernels are white in color. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25; 4 Pkts. $8.00; 5 lb $55.00 OG

Truckers Favorite Yellow:  135 days.  14 to 16 foot plants that produce ears 7 to 9 feet off the ground. The ears are 12 to 14 inches long with 10 to 14 rows per cob. Kernels are a medium yellow in color. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25; 4 Pkts. $8.00 OG

Wallaces Mortgage Lifter:  130 days.  10 to 12 foot, very stalky plants that produce stout 9 to 10 inch ears with 14 rows of deep orange/yellow kernels. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.25; 1 lb./$15.00 OG

Warners:  135 days.  10 foot stalks, huge stalks and the largest ears of any corn I've grown. Do not plant thickly. Grows slowly but is massive. Give it plenty of space. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00; 4 Pkts. $10.00 OG

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2013 Flint Corn

Flint corn notes:  Used primarily for ornamental purposes, but can be ground into meal.

Alabama Coschatta:  120 days.  8 foot plants yield the most colorful and beautiful ornamental corn. Some are semi-dented on 8 to 12 inch ears. We are very excited about making this colorful corn available! 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Amazing Early Alberta:  75 days.  Mostly yellow with occasional white kernels. Plants only get 3 to 4 feet tall and produce one to two 4 to 5 inch ears. This corn is really best suited for northern, typically non-corn areas. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2013)

Apache:  115 days.  Deep red (almost blackish) kernels, 6 foot stalks. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.75 OG

Cheyenne Agency Striped:  95 days.  A multi-colored variety from the Oscar Will collection. Good for ornamental purposes as well as for stock feed. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Corwin Davis Colored:  105 days.  A rather unique flint corn that has predominantly yellow kernels with some pinkish tints and a few scattered other colors. Husks are tight and some are deep red/purple in color. Kernels appear to have a shiny coat, sort of glistening appearance. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50 OG

Dakota White:  85 days.  An old Oscar Will variety that is fast growing, handles drought well and is high producing for its size and nutrient requirements. Corns of this type were traditionally used for a late summer pasture. When pasture lands had dried up, you would turn the livestock in to "hog off" the crop. The 5 foot plants routinely produce two 6 inch ears with 8 rows of ivory white kernels per cob. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Dufort:  98 days.  An ornamental flint/pop type corn that has ears that are usually either solid red, solid yellow, or solid brown. It is productive and kernels are of a good size to use for pigeon feed. Plants get 8 to 10 feet tall with 6 to 8 inch ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50 OG

Great Plains Rainbow:  88 days.  5 foot stalks, 8 to 12 rows of multi-colored (mainly yellow) kernels on 5 to 7 inch ears. An old Oscar Will variety. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50

Indian Ornamental:  105 days.  8 foot stalks, 8 to 14 rows of multi-colored kernels on 9 to 10 inch ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 OG

Japanese Striped:  A beautiful plant that has variegated leaves of pink, white, yellow, or purple shades. Best used as an ornamental border plant. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50 OG

Kematener:  101 days.  5 foot stalks, 8 rows of white and yellow kernels on 7 inch ears. (Unavailable for 2013)

Lenore:  100 days.  I developed this variety back in the early 1980's as a part of my senior project in college. My goal then, and now, is to have 100% ears that have red ears with red-brown kernels. I could go into the long genetic reason for why you will get some ears that are not red with red-brown kernels, but simply expect 75%+ of the red/red-brown kernels. The remainder will be a colorful ornamental corn. Plants grow 6 to 7 feet tall. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 4 Pkts./$5.00 OG

Longfellow:  117 days.  8 foot stalks, 8 rows of deep orange-yellow kernels on 11 to 12 inch ears. (Unavailable for 2013)

Mohawk Red:  110 days.  Deep red kernels. (Unavailable for 2013)

Mulberry Mountain:  120 days.  Another of my selections. Plants have short, well protected ears (tight husks). Plants are 8 to 10 feet tall, many reddish purple stalks. Ears resemble the colors of a ripening mulberry. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.75 OG

Navajo Robins Egg:  110 days.  7 foot plants, colorful with mainly white and blue kernels, mostly 8 inch ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Osage Red:  118 days.  8 foot stalks with 7 to 9 inch ears of beautiful shades of pink and purple. I find this to be one of the most beautiful corns out of the 300 varieties in my collection. The colors are intense and ears appear shiny, yet soft. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50 OG

Piamonte:  133 days.  7 foot stalks, 10 to 14 rows of deep orange kernels on 7 inch ears. Argentinean variety with tight husks for good ear worm tolerance. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 OG

Rhode Island White Cap:  95 days.  Ivory white kernels that are very hard but good for grinding into meal. This historical corn dates back several hundred years. <(Unavailable for 2013)

Seneca Blue Bear Dance:  88 days.  A multi-colored but predominantly white and blue ornamental corn. 5 to 6 foot plants produce 6 to 7 inch ears of 8 to 12 rows per cob. (Unavailable for 2013)

Shawnee Fire:  100 days.  7 to 8 foot stalks, mostly red kernels, but other colors do show up. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 OG

Shawnee Pearl:  118 days.  6 foot stalks, 7 inch, shiny, multi-colored ears. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 OG

Smutnose:  8 foot stalks, long narrow ears that tend to extend beyond the husks. Orange-yellow kernels. (Unavailable for 2013)

South Dakota Rainbow:  95 days.  6 to 7 foot stalks, mainly blue and white kernels. Good drought tolerance. Old Oscar Will variety. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00 OG

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2013 Flour Corn

Flour corn uses:  Use is for early season ornamental corn and can be ground into a very fine (almost wheat-like) flour.

Arikara White:  100 days.  6 foot stalks with 8 rowed cob, pure white kernels. (Unavailable for 2013)

Bread:  100 days.  7 foot tall plants producing large, heavily cobbed ears with large, multi-colored kernels. Grinds to a rather colorful and fine flour. (Unavailable for 2013)

Cherokee White:  120 days.  A nice plump, white flour kernels, 10 to 12 foot stalks. A typical Southeastern flour corn, 10 inch long ears, 8 to 10 rows per ear. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.75

Georgia Blue:  95 days.  A rather early maturing flour corn for its large ear size. Plant gets 7 feet tall and produces several 7 to 8 inch ears of large kerneled flour corn. Most of the ears are deep purplish blue kernels but other colors are common. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Guadalajara All Purpose:  110 days.  A yellow white corn from Mexico. May have other colors also. Good tortilla corn. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 2 Pkts./$3.50 OG

Hootavilla Blue:  95 days.  Blue and purple mix of flint/flour type. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Hopi Purple:  105 days.  Majority of deep purple kernels with other colors here and there. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Hopi Turquoise:  98 days.  Good drought tolerance. Many turquoise colored kernals with a splattering of white and other colors. Plants average about 7 feet tall with several ears per plant. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt/$3.00 OG

Jerry Petersen Blue:  100 days.  Heirloom from South Dakota. Nice for a blue/grey flour. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00; 4 Pkts. $10.00 OG

Mandan Bride:  80 days.  Colorful mix of kernels, 6 to 7 inch ears on 4 to 5 foot plants. (Unavailable for 2013)

Mandan Flour:  85 days.  Another Native American corn that is sort of a flour/sweet intergrade. Kernels are a rusty red on 5 inch cobs with 8 to 10 rows on 4 foot plants. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Mandan Red Flour:  85 days.  Beautiful plants with the majority being reddish stalked and husked. Plants average about 5 feet tall and the 6 inch cobs are brightly colored shades of red with some being all yellow. Cobs themselves are interesting shades of red and purple. Care must be taken to harvest as soon as mature as in humid areas the stalks and cobs do not hold up well. (Unavailable for 2013)

Seneca Round Nose:  90 days.  Large kernels on the thickest cobs you'll ever see. You can tell this one is from the time period when corn was hung in bundles to dry. The husks hang on to the strong cobs making it super breeding material for an ornamental corn project. Seeds are white with an occasional pink tint. (Unavailable for 2013)

Zulu Maize:  95 days.  Large seeded, white flour corn. Some kernels are slightly dented. 2 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG


2013 Popcorn

Popcorn usage and notes:  Ornamental as well as very tasty. The old fashioned types have better flavor, but pop up smaller than the modern hybrids. I, too, fell victim to the microwave popcorn generation, partly out of convenience. I took the time one day to read the label (even on the light versions) and realized, like most convenient foods, it is the coating - not the product - that had the flavor. (Modern broiler chickens are another example.) With over 30 open-pollinated varieties in my collection, I decided it was time to do a better job of promoting better quality food. Yes, most of the popcorns we carry are ones that pop up smaller, but they are tasty with no coating, not even salt. So, give the old-fashioned ones a try. What a nutritious diet food when air-popped with no added salt or butter! It is filling, tasty, low in calories and has 0 grams of fat.

Baby Golden:  100 days.  Small, golden kernels, 5 to 6 foot stalks. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$1.75 OG

Blue Pop:  100 days.  I got this from Gurneys close to 30 years ago. It was never all blue like I thought, but is brightly colored blue, yellow and other colors mixed. Ears are nice sized, pearl type. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00 OG

Calico:  115 days.  6 to 7 foot plants that produce up to 2 ears per stalk of 6 inch ears that are either red, yellow or calico (striped red on yellow) in color. Colorful ears. A wonderful educational corn for teaching about "jumping genes". You will get various expressions of the striping on the kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.75 OG

Chocolate:  120 days.  6 foot stalks, deep brown kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.00 OG

Cochita Pueblo:  110 days.  6 to 7 foot stalks with 2 to 3 very attractive mini-sized, colored ears. Color range is all extremes. Pops up in a rainbow of kernel colors. It has a rich, nutty flavor. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00 OG

Cranston Hulless:  120 days.  6 foot plants with 3, 4 or sometimes 6 ears. Very productive, but hard to harvest as husks are tight. Do not plant too thick. Ears are 2 to 3 inches long, very tiny kernels. Suitable for miniature corn in Chinese dishes when picked young. 0.5 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00 OG

Faribo White Hulless:  100 days.  An old Farmer Seed & Nursery variety. Good yields of white kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00 OG

Fireside:  98 days.  4 foot stalks, larger sized strawberry popcorn, mostly red with some yellow. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Harvest Plum:  125 days.  A selection of ours to provide more ears with a predominance of shades of pink and purple kernels. Selected for small, tiny kernels on ears that have fairly tight husks. Occasional red to purple husks can be found. The majority of the kernels will be shades of pink and purple with occasional other colors - especially shades of red. Beautiful and also very tasty when popped. Pops small, but has an exceptional nutty flavor. Plants get 7 feet tall and will usually have 2 to 3 ears per stalk. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.75 OG

Hulless Baby Rice:  108 days.  7 foot stalks, two 6 to 7 inch white kerneled ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00 OG

Indian:  108 days.  6 foot stalks, multi-colored, but mainly yellow and white. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$1.50 OG

Jones Multicolored:  115 days.  Small ears of colorful kernels. Plants get about 6 feet tall. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50 OG

Little Indian Pickling:  100 days.  Tiny ornamental ears, multi-colored kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00

Pennsylvania Butter Flavor:  115 days.  Ivory white kernels, high quality. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50

Pink Beauty:  100 days.  5 foot plants produce 3 to 4 inch ears of bright shades of pink. Pops up a gorgeous white with a good flavor. (Unavailable for 2013)

Pinkadelic Pop:  125 days.  A very interesting selection of high yielding popcorn that has a predominance of kernel colors in the pinks, purples with some reds, pastel blues and whites. Very ornamental and very productive. Ears average 5 to 6 inches on 7 to 8 foot stalks. Popcorn is tasty as well as pretty. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.75 OG

Purple Haze:  125 days.  A selection of ours to provide more ears with a predominance of pink and purple kernels that have purple shaded husks. A very pretty and also tasty popcorn. Plants average between 7 and 8 feet tall and will usually have between 3 to as many as 4 ears per stalk if not crowded. Not all stalks and husks will be shades of purple, but the majority will. Kernels are small, ears average about 4 inches in length. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2013 SEASON)

Red Beauty:  126 days.  6 foot tall plants with red kernels. Pops up a cream color with the red hulls showing - thus giving it a very unique look. 1 oz. Pkt. 1 Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Redbird:  109 days. 5 foot stalks, 4 inch ears with dark red kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Rhodes Red:  105 days.  Red, pearl type, 6 to 7 foot stalks, large red ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Rhodes Yellow:  120 days.  Pearl type, 7 foot stalks, big yellow ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00 (Limit 1 Pkt.) OG

Thanksgiving Bouquet:  110 days.  An ornamental popcorn of my own selection which also has very good flavor too. I've always been fascinated by the genetics of brown kernel color in corn and how many ways the brown gene can express itself. This was named because I think of browns and related shades at Thanksgiving time. To get the full complement of brown shades, not all ears will turn out brown. The remainder will be very colorful nonetheless. Plants are 7 feet tall, 2 ears per stalk, and the ears are 6 to 7 inches long. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50

White:  110 days.  For those who want a pale white popcorn that pops up with basically colorless hulls, then this is it. Plants are around 7 feet tall with 5 to 6 inch ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.25 OG

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2013 Sweet Corn

Sweet corn culture and notes:  Old fashioned non-hybrid sweet corns do not have the high sugar content of the modern super sweets, but they do have a true corn flavor and are nice and sweet when eaten soon after picking. They do not have the sugar enhancer gene or other genes that allow them to get sweeter the longer they are stored. They should only be tried on a limited basis if you are not familiar with the old fashioned flavor. Ear length is measured with husk removed.

Anasazi:  85 days.  A very diverse strain that has 5 to 7 foot stalks, with 8 to 12+ rows of multi-colored kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.50; 4 Pkts./$7.50 OG

Ashworth:  70 days.   5 foot plants, nice 6 to 7 inch golden yellow ears. Introduced in 1978 by Fred Ashworth. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 OG

Black Aztec:  80 days.  6 foot stalks, 7 inch ears of white turning black kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00 OG

Black Mexican:  82 days.  6 foot stalks, with 8 to 10 rows per 7 to 8 inch ear. Starts out pure snow white and turns to purple then black. Eat as a sweet corn when white. Dates to 1863. 1oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$1.50; 4 Pkts./$5.00 OG

Buhl:  81 days.  7 foot plants that yield up to 2 ears of nice tender sweet golden kernels. This is the best for flavor and vigor of any we offer. The plants are uniform enough to be confused for a hybrid. Consistently voted the favorite by rats, skunks, opossums, raccoons, field mice and most people. We have to fight for every seed. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG (Limit 2 Pkts.)

Clem Bennett:  75 days.  6 to 7 foot stalks, 12 to 14 rows of yellow kernels on 9" ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 OG

Country Gentleman:  77 days.  Introduced in 1890, unique in that it has no rows, the kernels are everywhere on the cob. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$1.00; 2 Pkts./$1.75; 4 Pkts./$5.00

Golden Bantam:  80 days.  Traditional 8 row type. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$1.50 OG

Golden Bantam Improved:  75 days.  6 foot stalks with 7 inch ears each having 12 to 14 rows per cob. This did very well in a rather harsh isolation garden during a very dry time. 1 oz. Pkt - 1 Pkt./$1.50 OG

Golden Gem:  65 days.  Stalky, 4 to 4.5 foot tall plants with 6 inch ears. (Unavailable for 2013)

Helwig Sweet:  65 days.  3 foot stalks, short plants with tiny, yellow kerneled ears. (Unavailable for 2013)

Luther Hill:  70 days.  4 foot plants, do best in cooler growing seasons. White seeded, 4 to 6 inch ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$3.00 OG

Midnight Snack:  77 days.  5 to 6 foot stalks, 12 to 14 rows of yellow turning black kernels on 7 inch ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00; 4 Pkt. $7.50 OG

Nuetta:  57 days.  5 foot stalk with 8 rows of not overly sweet bronze orange kernels on 8 inch ears. Does well in primitive conditions. The corn has a long history in the upper Midwest. (Unavailable for 2013)

Orchard Baby:  60 days.  3 foot plants, very sweet, 3 to 4 inch ears. Old Oscar Will variety. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $3.00 OG (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Oregon Evergreen:  85 days.  A very uniform, late white sweet corn. Excellent uniformity. Plants get to be about 8 feet tall. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.00 OG

Painted Hill:  73 days.  Selection of Dr. Alan Kapular from a cross of Painted Mountain and Luther Hill. Multi-colored 7 inch ears on a 5 to 6 foot stalk. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.75 OG

Pease Crosby:  67 days.  5 to 6 foot stalks, averaging 1 ear with 12 to 14 rows of white kernels on 6 inch ears. Introduced in 1860. (Unavailable for 2013)

Rainbow Inca:  82 days.  6 to 7 foot stalks, 8 to 14 rows of multi-colored kernels on 7 to 8 inch ears. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt. $2.50 OG

Robinson:  80 days.  7 foot stalks, large ears of yellow kernels. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00 OG

Stowells Evergreen:  84 days.  8 foot tall stalks producing 2 nice 8 to 10 inch ears with white kernels. Dates to an introduction of 1848. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$1.50; 2 Pkts./$2.75

Texas Honey June:  93 days.  8 to 9 foot plants that produce 2 to 3 ears of about 5 inch length. They appear much longer because they have very long, tight husks that make them almost totally ear worm resistant. (Unavailable for 2013)

Whipples White:  80 days.  6 foot tall plants, 14 rows of white kernels on fat 7 to 9 inch ears. Dates to 1919. 1 oz. Pkt. - 1 Pkt./$2.00

Whipples Yellow:  80 days.  6 foot tall plants, 14 to 16 rows of deep grained yellow kernels on fat 7 to 9 inch ears. Very impressive yields and fat ear size. Dates to 1921. (Unavailable for 2013)

Yukon Supreme:  53 days.  Early and productive, but we lost the majority of the seed crop to field mice. In 2002 the crop was planted June 17 and was ready to eat on August 1 (45 days). I would have never believed it had I not written it down! In our "cold" summer of 2009, it was planted on June 29 and ready to eat on August 17 (49 days). Not bad for an otherwise less than fantastic season. Be prepared because this variety sells out quickly. (SOLD OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2013 SEASON)


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