CORN

(173 varieties)

Plant seeds about 4 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart. Short season types can be planted closer in row separation, late season large stalked varietes do best when it is 8 to 10 inches between plants.   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 have sort of a rotating 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 mix up 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 2 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 Truckers Favorite Yellow.  Dakota White was done tasseling and nearly ready to pick for seed with a plant height of 5 feet when Truckers Favorite Yellow had yet to tassel and was getting close to 12 feet tall.

 

We are hopeful that everyone will try to grow at least one non GMO variety this year to counteract the sad state of affairs our world has come to with the near total reliance on GMO corn. There are many worthwhile , nutritious open pollinated varieties that can truly feed the world with a higher nutritive value  product than the increasingly lower food value GMO material. 

DENT CORN

Used for feed and cornmeal.  Who says cornmeal has to be yellow or white?  Try a multicolored one and experience some new taste treats. Updated for 2020.

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1776

110 days - Really a flinty dent, unique corn that really doesn’t fit a flint or a dent.  8 inch yellow ears are well protected and 10 foot plants handle drought well. The following is from the breeder Dr. Frank Kutka: 1776 is an 8 line synthetic based on diverse inbreds from Iowa State University and Pennsylvania State University.  A synthetic variety is one formed by crossing together a number of inbred lines that all cross well together.  These lines represent the descendants of Reid's Yellow Dent, Lancaster, Iowa Stiff Stalk Synthetic, Minnesota 13, and flints from the Northeast, and the population can now be maintained like any other Open Pollinated variety.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 1 lb $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

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All Purpose

135 days- 11 foot tall plants have large multicolored kernels.  Makes a colorful corn meal. this corn originally came to us from a farmer in northern Georgia where it is very adapted. It does exceptionally well here also.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00  4 Pkts. (8 ounces) $10.00 Certified Organic Seed

Amish Dent

105 days- a fairly early to mid-season  plants average 7 feet tall and the ears are 8-9 inches.  Kernel color is yellow . This corn  originated from an Amish Farm family in Michigan. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Baldwin Strawberry Calico

110 days - 10 foot plants with large girthy ears of basically white with red streaks though solid color ears appear.  This is a good corn for growing beans on as it is one of  the ones our late friend Tom Knoche used for that purpose.    2 oz. Pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

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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. $2.50,  4 pkts. 8 oz. $8.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Bloody Butcher Calico

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  $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Blue Clarage

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. $2.50 4 oz. Pkts. $8.00 Certified Organic Seed

Boone County White

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. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Buck Lantz

Buck Lantz - 115 days - 10 foot stalks producing several 8 inch ears of medium yellow kernels.  A local heirloom from southern Indiana via David Phillips. 2 oz. Pkt $2.25    Certified Organic Seed

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Cherokee Gourdseed

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

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Cherokee Squaw

Cherokee Squaw - 125 days - Excellent stalk standability, 8 to 10 foot stalks with 8 to 10 inch ears of basically white and purple kernels.  Great for cornmeal. This variety came to us way back in 1981 from an old Cherokee man with this name. We realize the name has negative meanings  in our society today but we prefer to not change the names of historical items and keep them the way they are  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  4 pkts. $8.00. Certified Organic Seed

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Chickasaw Hickory Cane

Chickasaw Hickory Cane- 130 days - A late season Hickory King type with white and blue kernels, occasional yellow kernels show up. The seeds are not quite as large as the typical Hickory King  corns.   2 oz. Pkt. $3.50  Certified Organic Seed

Drought Tolerant White

Drought  Tolerant White - 125 days.  10 to 12 foot tall, very stalky plants with two 9 inch ears per stalk.   Broad white colored kernels.  True to its name it seems to handle dry conditions well with great root development. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.75; 4 Pkts. $10.00  Certified Organic Seed

Early Large Adams

A nice white dent corn from the old Wyatt Quarles Seed Company in North Carolina. I have maintained this one since the early 1980's. Plants will get to 10 feet tall with  nice large ears when planted early. 2 ounce packet $2.50. Certified Organic Seed.

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Fire Pink Calico

Fire Pink Calico - 100 days - Another of Mr. Strubbes 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. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

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Glenn Beasley Red

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. In this years absence of Bloody Butcher this is a good substitute.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50    Certified Organic Seed

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Golden Glow

Golden Glow- 100 days - 7 foot stalks, yellow kernels on 6 to 8 inch ears, average 1 to 2 per stalk.  This one has along history of being an early and high yielding open pollinated type common a century ago,  2 oz. Pkt.$2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Golden Hickory King

Golden Hickory King- 120 days - 8 to 10 foot stalks, 8 rows of large yellow  kernels on thin cobs.   2 oz pkt. $2.50.

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Goliath

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. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00; 1 lb $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Greenfield

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. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Hastings Prolific White

Hastings Prolific White-  125 days - Stalky, 8 to 10 foot tall plants producing 1 nice sized white kerneled ear per stalk.  One of the old southern variteis from the old Hastings Seed Company. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.75   1 lb. $20.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Hawkeye Gold

A selection from Ernest Strubbe's early dent corns that has a mix of kernel colors that are the colors of the University of Iowa. Most all ears have a mix of black and gold colors  with some all black ears and some all yellow kernels and an occasional purple kernel shade shows up.  2 ounce packet $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

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Hickory King Composite

Hickory King Composite - 120 days - A colorful, large kerneled, multi-colored, 8-rowed, Hickory King.  Very colorful, sturdy stalks and a good yielder. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00   2 pkts. $5.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Hickory King White

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.  $2.50

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Holcomb Prolific

Holcomb Prolific-  110 days - Variable height plant up to 8 feet.  Produce several 7 inch small kerneled ears with yellow kernel. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

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Howard Cory's Red

Howard Cory’s Red- 120 days - 8 foot stalks, 12 to 16 rows of red kernels on 6 inch ears. Howard Cory was one  of the first Seed Savers Exchange members. Howard donated a lot of time and effort to the Iowa State Fair.  He put on many plant and animal exhibits. This corn was his selection for decoration of the booths.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00   Certified Organic Seed

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John Beecham Heirloom

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. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Johnny Dewlen Blue

Johnny Dewlen Blue - 120 days - 10 to 12 foot stalks with 1 to 2 ears that have a deep blue purple color to them.  A selection made over many years by Tom Dewlen of Indiana.  2 oz. Pkt $3.00  1 lb. $20.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Lancaster Surecrop

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. $2.00;  4 Pkts. $7.50; 1 lb. $12.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Little Cob White

Little Cob White-  110 days - 8-10 foot stalks with 8 inch ears that have a very small cob. Kernels are white.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Mesquakie Indian

Mesquakie Indian- 120 days - 8 foot plants of highly colored, glistening ears that are either shades of red  with yellow 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. We are fully aware this variety has most likley changed considerably since it was first obtained in the 1800's by the Ketelsen family but we are maintaining it the way it was given to us back in the 1990's prior to Marie's passing.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50;  4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Mosby's Prolific

Mosby’s Prolific-  120 days- 12 foot tall plants  with an average of 2 ears  about 10 inches long of white kernels. Good stalk strength and excellent yields.  2 oz. Pkt.  $2.50: 4 pkts. $8.00: 1 lb. $15.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Neals Paymaster

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 $2.50; 4 Pkts. $9.00; 1 lb $15.00  Certified Organic Seed 

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Nebraska

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. $2.50 4 Pkts. $9.00 1 lb. $15.00 Certified Organic Seed

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New York Red Robin

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.

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Northwestern Red

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.  Does very well in short season climates and with less water than most.  (An old Oscar Will variety)  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Nothstine

Nothstine - 90 days - Early, 6 to 7 foot stalks, 12 to 14 rows of yellow kernels. 

UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

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Oaxacan Green

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.  $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

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Ohio Calico

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. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

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Owen Davis

Owen Davis-  130 days - 8 to 10 foot stalks, large, multi-colored kernels on 10 to 12 inch ears. Handles drought and poor soil easily and still yield well. It was originally from the Missouri area and does well in challenging conditions. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.00   Certified Organic Seed

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Peru

Peru-  120 days - A large kerneled flour/dent like corn.  Ears on sturdy 10 foot stalks that produce two 8 to 10 inch ears.  Kernels are yellow and white.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Polar

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. Developed in Michigan some years back.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed 

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Preacher Hill

Preacher Hill- 122 days - 10 foot stalks, 8 rows of yellow kernels.  Missouri heirloom. One of the first  varieties obtained from the Seed Saves Exchange back in 1981 through the Growers Network. Lots of history with this one, more to be printed later.    2 oz. Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts $8.00; 1 lb. $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

Pride of Saline Yellow

Pride of Saline Yellow-  120 days- our good friends from southern Missouri  Pam and Edmund Brown sent us this variety that is adapted to that part of the world  but it did phenomenal here. Planted June 7, it tasseled in mid August and  was mature by mid October. 12-13 foot stalks produce 2 very large, girthy and long ears with a pale yellow kernel color. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50, 1 lb. $12.50 ; 5 lbs. $40.00   Certified Organic Seed.

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Rainbow

Rainbow- 100 days- 7 foot stalks.  All colors (pink, red, brown, purple, blue, white). This is a composite group of Mr. Strubbe's breeding programs.  2 oz. Pkt. $1.75; 4 Pkts. $5.50   Certified Organic Seed

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Rebellion (Cycle 0)

Rebellion (Cycle 0)-  115 days This is a new Open Pollinated variety synthesized by crossing together classic inbreds and some Open Pollinated lines from the central corn belt and beyond.  Its heritage includes lines descended from Reid's Yellow Dent, Lancaster, MN 13, Pride of Saline, Cateto flints from Argentina, Iowa Stiff Stalk Synthetic, Iodent, and more.  It carries the Ga1s allele from popcorn and should be more resistant to outcrossing with other dent corn, but will readily cross with popcorn and pollinate any corn.  It  should not be planted near any popcorn fields.The development of this variety was carried out by Frank Kutka with support from the Organic Farming Research Foundation and the assistance of university corn breeders.  Management of this trait will be very important for seed savers and everyone is invited to learn more about the trait via this video Breeding "Organic Ready" Corn with Gametophytic Incompatibility on YouTube. Frank sent us this variety to help perpetuate it this year. I must say I was completely impressed with its  vigor, yield and standability. I planted it on June 4, it tasseled from August 1 and 3,  and was ready to harvest by late September. Every stalk had 2 full size ears , one stalk even had 6 ears, 3 good and 3 half size. This is a perfect corn for the person wanting good yields and performance of a modern development. Plants averaged 8 to 9 feet tall. Deep red cob with rich golden kernels.  To help further Frank’s important work, we will be sending a portion of the sales back to Frank to support  his projects. 2 oz Pkt. $3.00  8 oz. (4 pkts. ) $10.00   Certified Organic Seed 

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Reid's Yellow

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. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50; 5 lbs. $50.00  Certified Organic Seed

Rustlers

Rustlers- 101 days - 6 foot stalks, 10 to 14 rows of white kernels on 7 inch ears.  (Old Oscar Will variety.) 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Silver King

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. $2.00    4 Pkts. - $7.50; 5 lbs. $50.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Silvermine

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. $2.00: 4 Pkts. $8.00; 5 lbs. $55.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Striped Hickory King

Striped Hickory King - 120 days - 8 to 10 foot stalks, good wind tolerance,  big ears, yellow with red striping on the kernels.  Remember with all striped corns solid ears of the other colors will occur. You will get some solid red ears and some solid yellow ears.  Ears are large and well filled but many are not 8 rowed, however kernels are still wide like other Hickory King types. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  4 Pkts. $9.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Strubbes Black

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 $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Strubbes Blue

Strubbes Blue - 98 days - Beautiful colored blue shades from pale turquoise to deep blue in color.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

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Strubbes Blue Grey

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 male turkeys.  2 oz. Pkt $2.50 2 pkts. $4.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Strubbes Brown

Strubbes Brown- 105 days- 7 foot stalks of plants with beautiful shades of brown for color.  Occasional off colors will appear.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00;  2 Pkts. $3.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Strubbes Green

Strubbes Green- 105 days - 6 foot stalks, 10 to 14 rows of green shades on 6 inch ears.  Off-colors can be expected. 2 oz. Pkt.  $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Strubbes Orange

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. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $6.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Strubbes Pink

Strubbes Pink -  100 days - Beautiful, bright, carnation pink kernels on 8 inch ears on 7 foot stalks.     2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 2 Pkts. $3.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Strubbes Purple

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

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Strubbes Red

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. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed 

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Tennessee Red Cob

Tennessee Red Cob - 120 days - Plants averaging about 12 feet tall.  Cobs are long, bright red in color with white kernels.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Texas Gourdseed

Texas Gourdseed- 125 days, sturdy stalks and good drought tolerance. Typical of all gourdseed dents it has pointed kernels that are on the lightweight  side. Many rows per cob and averages 2 cobs per stalk on 8-9 foot stalks.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Truckers Favorite White

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  $2.25; 4 Pkts. $8.00;Certified Organic Seed

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Truckers Favorite Yellow

Truckers Favorite Yellow - 135 days - 14 to 16 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 a medium yellow in color.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.25; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed 

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Virginia Gourdseed

A late season gourdseed type that  has the typical fat ears with thick husks. Plants get around 8 feet tall and produce up to 2 large ears per stalk.  2 ounce packet  $2.50  Certified Organic Seed.

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Wallaces Mortgage Lifter

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. $2.25; 1 lb. $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Wapsi Valley Dent

Wapsi Valley Dent- 115 days- a regional adapted variety that does exceptionally well here in Iowa. Plants get 8-9 feet tall and produce nicely formed ears with a deep yellow orange with a reddish cast.  2 oz. Pkt.  $2.25 1 lb.  $15.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Warners

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. This heirloom comes rom the  southwest Missouri eastern Kansas region.    2 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

flint corn

(27 varieties to choose from)

 

Used primarily for ornamental purposes, but can be ground into meal. It produces a “crunchy” type cornmeal, but cooked for mush is excellent .Flint corns do well outside the corn belt and are excellent choices for New England and the north west and mountain states where they handle  the cooler night time temperatures better. Updated for 2020

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Alabama Coschatta

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!  this originally came to us from the  eastern Texas region.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Amazing Early Alberta

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. Pkt.  ( 50 seeds)  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Amish Flint

Amish Flint - 100 days - Very similar to Longfellow (which we are trying to increase again).  Long, deep orange yellow kerneled ears with 8 to 10 rows per cob.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

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Apache

Apache - 115 days - Deep red (almost blackish) kernels, 6 foot stalks. This one makes a superb very dark cornmeal. Occasional lighter red colored ears show up, always select for the dark almost black colored ears.   2 oz. Pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed 

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Assiniboine

Assiniboine- 90 days- Another Oscar Will variety that is mainly white and blue colored flint with 6 to 7 inch ears on short 5 foot stalks. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

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Cheyenne Agency Striped

Cheyenne Agency Striped - 95 days - A multicolored variety from the Oscar Will collection.  Good for ornamental purposes as well as for stock feed. This one does very well for us in our drier sandy areas and would be a good one for experimenting in drier areas  where no irrigation is possible.  2 oz. Pkt  $2.50  1 pound  $ 15.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Corwin Davis Colored

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.  $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Dakota White

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.  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

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Dufort

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.  $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Garland

Garland- 85 days- a very good 8 rowed flint  corn that produces either all yellow or all red ears that are 6-8 inches long.  Nice 5-6 foot stalks  that are sturdy and stand well in the wind.  Originally from the  northern New England  area. 2 oz Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

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Great Plains Rainbow

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. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Indian Ornamental

Indian Ornamental- 105 days - 8 foot stalks, 8 to 14 rows of multi-colored kernels on 9 to 10 inch ears. Don Cook in Oregon sent this one to me back in 1980. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 1 lb. $15.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Kematener

Kematener- 101 days -  5 foot stalks, 8 rows of white and yellow kernels on 7 inch ears.   (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020)

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Japanese Striped

Japanese Striped- 100 days- A beautiful plant that has variegated leaves of pink, white, yellow, or purple shades.  Best used as an ornamental border plant.  The variegated leaves show up better in cooler growing conditions and fade quickly in the heat. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50   Certified Organic Seed

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Lenore

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. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed - OSSI pledged variety

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Mohawk Red

Mohawk Red- 110 days - Deep red kernels.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020

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Mulberry Mountain

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, shades of white, pink, and purple. We had this variety tested for protein and it came back at almost 14%. 2 oz. Pkt. 2.75  1 lb.  $15.00 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety

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Navajo Robins Egg

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

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Osage Red

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.  $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Piamonte

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. We have numerous requests for this variety to use for pigeon feed. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Rhode Island White Cap

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 2020

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Seneca Blue Bear Dance

Seneca Blue Bear Dance - 88 days - A multicolored 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.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed 

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Shawnee Fire

Shawnee Fire- 100 days - 7 to 8 foot stalks, mostly red kernels, but other colors do show up. We obtained this one from Hawk Pope of the Shawnee Nation back in the 1980's 2 oz. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

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Shawnee Pearl

Shawnee Pearl- 118 days - 6 foot stalks, 7 inch, shiny, multi-colored ears.  Another variety sent to us by Hawk Pope of the Shawnee Nation. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00   Certified Organic Seed

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Smutnose

Smutnose- 8 foot stalks long narrow ears that tend to extend beyond the husks.  Orange-yellow kernels. Kent Newhouser of Wisconsin sent us this earlier and color variable version of Longfellow. 2 oz Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed.

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South Dakota Rainbow

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. $2.50; 4 Pkts. $8.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Zdrowie

Zdrowie- 105 days- Another from Dr. Kutka.  Dr. Kutka informed that the name means health in Polish. This is a deep orange large kerneled flint with sturdy stalks.  Plants average  7-8 feet tall and  have 10 inch ears.  2 oz. Pkt.  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

flour corn

(13 varieties to choose from) . Flour corn is best adapted to areas where heavy rains are not common. Rain at harvest time can mean a total crop lost as the softness of the kernels allows fungi  to grow rapidly

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

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Arikara White

Arikara White - 100 days - 6 foot stalks with 8 rowed cob, pure white kernels.  2 ounce pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

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Bread

Bread - 100 days - 7 foot tall plants producing large, heavily cobbed ears with large, multicolored kernels.  Grinds to a rather colorful and fine flour.  2 ounce pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

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Cherokee White

Cherokee White - 120 days - Nice plump white flour kernels.  10 to 12 foot stalks, typical Southeastern flour corn, 10 inch long ears, 8 to 10 rows per ear.  (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020)

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Georgia Blue

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 ounce pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

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Guadalajara All Purpose

Guadalajara All Purpose- 110 days - A yellow/white Mexican corn, other colors also. Good for tortillas.  2 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 2 Pkts. $3.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Hootavilla Blue

Hootavilla Blue- 95 days - Blue and purple mix of flint/flour type. A southwest area variety that does not like high humidity and does well in drier conditions.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Hopi Purple

Hopi Purple - 105 days - Majority of deep purple kernels with other colors here and there.   A southwestern desert area variety that does well in lower humidity areas. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Hopi Turquoise

Hopi Turquoise - 98 days - Good drought tolerance, many turquoise colored kernels with a splattering of white and other colors.  Plants average about 7 feet tall with several ears per plant. 2 oz. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Jerry Petersen Blue

Jerry Petersen Blue - 100 days - Heirloom from South Dakota. Grace Kemp from Colome South Dakota gave this variety to our now departed friend Gail back in the early 1980's. Nice for a blue/grey flour.  2 oz. Pkt. $3.00; 4 Pkts. $10.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Mandan Bride

Mandan Bride- 80 days- colorful mix  of kernels, 6 to 7 inch ears on 4 to 5 foot plants. 2 ounce pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

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Mandan Red Flour

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 kernels 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 2020

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Seneca Round Nose

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.  2 ounce pkt. $3.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Zulu Maize

Zulu Maize - 95 days - Large seeded, white flour corn.  Some kernels are slightly dented. 2 ounce pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

popcorn

(27 varieties to choose from)

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. UPDATED FOR 2020

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Baby Golden

Baby Golden - 100 days - Small, golden kernels, 5 to 6 foot stalks.  1 oz. Pkt. $1.75 Certified Organic Seed

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Black Pop

Black Pop-  80 days - An early, short, 4 foot tall, small ears.  Deep purple-black kernels. One of the old Gurney Seed Co.  varieties from the 1960’s. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Blue Pop

Blue Pop - 100 days - I got this from Gurney Seed Co. close to 35 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. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Calico

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.  $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

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Chocolate

Chocolate- 110 days - 6 foot stalks, deep brown kernels. Very  nice sized ears and many are duplicated or triplicated per stalk.  1 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Cochita Pueblo

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 $2.25 Certified Organic Seed

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Cranston Hulless

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. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Faribo White Hulless

Faribo White Hulless - 100 days - An old Farmer Seed & Nursery variety.  Good yields of white kernels. Plants are 5 foot tall with 2 to 3, 4 to 5 inch ears. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Fireside

Fireside- 98 days - 4 foot stalks, larger sized strawberry popcorn, a mix of red with some yellow. We originally go this one from a person in Kelowna British Columbia in the early 1980's . 1 oz. Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed (Limit 1 Pkt.)

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Harvest Plum 

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. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed OSSI pledged variety

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Hulless Baby Rice

Hulless Baby Rice- 108 days- 7 foot stalks, two 6 to 7 inch white kerneled ears.   Kernels are an off white in color and have a glisten to them. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Indian

Indian - 108 days - 6 foot stalks, multi-colored, but mainly yellow and white.  1 oz. Pkt. $1.50  8 oz.  $8.00 Certified Organic Seed

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Japanese White Hulless

Japanese White Hulless- 100 days- 6-7 foot plants that produce nice sized ears with pearly white kernels.  Certified Organic Seed 1 oz Pkt. $2.50 

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Jones Multicolored

Jones Multicolored - 115 days - Small ears of colorful kernels.  Darrel Jones of Alabama supplied us with our start of this some years back.  Plants get about 6 feet tall. 1 oz. Pkt. $2.00; 4 Pkts. $7.50 Certified Organic Seed