Bred by Carol Deppe
to be the ultimate survival crop,
the one you would choose if you could have only one variety to get you through good times and bad.
Very early and productive corn, reliable even in the Pacific Northwest. Long ears on narrow cobs with husks that peel back easily when dry. Solid-colored ears in sunset colors from gold to red. Red shades make a rich-flavored cornbread; the yellow shades make a mild-flavored cornbread. Both make great polenta and johnny cakes.
BOTANICAL NAME: Zea mays
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:Prepare soil deeply and work in compost. Sow seed after last frost date.Best planted in succession. Plant directly into garden 15" apart. Corn must be planted in sections of at least 5 feet square to ensure good cross-pollination. Fertilize well. Let ears mature on the stalk until dry, then pick the ears. When they are totally dry, shell the kernels off the ears and store in a dry place. Freeze for a few days if there is evidence of insects eating the dry kernels.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: W, H/Matures 6-8/Harvest 1-2/Yield fresh 17-68, dry 12-48/Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Easy to Grow, Tolerates Hot Weather, Storage Crop, and OSSI
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