Corn (Zea mays). The quintessential Native American crop, corn was a staple of indigenous peoples from South America to the Great Lakes. It’s believed to have been domesticated in Mexico, and may be of the world’s oldest agricultural crops. It’s best seeded directly into the garden, in good, rich, well-drained soil, right about the time of the last spring frost. Plant it in blocks rather than long narrow rows, to improve pollination. Corn can be very drought tolerant, but ears fill best when there is good soil moisture when tassels and silk first emerge. Harvest sweet corn when the kernels are full of milky-colored juice; allow other types to remain on the stalks until fully dry. All types of heirloom corn are grown the same way. At about the time of last frost in spring, plant heirloom corn seeds directly into the richest soil available, 1-2 inches deep. Whether planted in rows or beds, allow the corn plants up to about one square foot per plant, on average. Ears fill best when dry conditions are not allowed to prevail at tasseling time. Sweet corn is picked when milky juice is contained within the kernels; clear juice is immature, and chewiness means the ear is over-mature. Flour corn is left on the plant until thoroughly dry in the fall.
Early and beautiful with old-fashioned flavor. Vigorous, multi-colored 5-6' stalks with one ear per plant sitting 18" high. Ears grow 10-12 rows of kernels; excellent tip fill and husk cover. All su's should be picked and eaten quickly as ears lose sweetness rapidly post-harvest. Selected for short seasons by Ken Fisher of Belgrade, MT and now grown on our farm. YELLOW · Standard (su) · 6" ears (Zea maize). Maturity 70 days.
Peaches & Cream Corn. Summertime flavor from our yellow and white kerneled garden winner. Holds its wonderful flavor 14 days after maturity but best if you eat it as soon as you can. If you love sweet corn, you can't be without Peaches and Cream.
How To Grow
When planting in rows, space the seed 10-15 cm (4-6") apart, later thinning to 20-30 cm (8-12") apart with the rows 55-75 cm (22-30") apart. To ensure proper pollination, plant at leas..
A sweet corn bred for (and by) organic growers! Excellent flavor and tender texture; good cool soil emergence. Compact 5-6' tall plants with ears 2' off the ground; 14-16 rows of kernels each. Good tip fill and husk coverage. Ears have an extended harvest window - check frequently for maturity. Intermediate resistance to rust and smut. Developed by Dr. Bill Tracy, Jared Zystro, Dr. Adrienne Shelton and Dr. John Navazio in collaboration with the Organic Seed Alliance and farmer Marti..