Corn samples contain 1 ounce of seed or more. Some varieties are available in larger quantities. I recommend planting these open pollinated corns at a density of 14,000 to 18,000 per acre. This is 1 seed per 12" in the row with rows set at 36" apart for the 14,000 and 12" in rows set 30" apart for 18,000. Manure/fertilize before planting and till in well. When plants are knee high, side dress with fertilizer and shallow till in again. Be sure not to damage shallow roots. A small rototiller set shallow works good for weed control between the rows on small plots. Once husks turn brown, remove ears and store indoors for an additional month for final drying. Once thoroughly dry, shell off seed and store away from pests (refrigerator or freezer). We grow one or two corn varieties each year and strive to maintain purity. U.S.A. Sales Only
We are not an organic farm. We do use conventional fertilizer. When insecticides are absolutely necessary, we do use organic pyrethrums. We use cover crops, add lime and gypsum to improve the soils and use very little chemicals.
Cherokee White Flour Corn
This is the original white flour corn from the eastern Cherokee. An ancient variety tracing it's origin to Harinoso de Ocho of northwestern Mexico. Very tall plants range from 12' to over 15' with ears averaging 10-12" long (but can reach 16" long) of mostly 8 rows of kernels. Ear placement ranges from 4' to 8' off the ground. Kernels grind into a silky smooth flour. Our strain has been grown for generations in the Tuckasegee North Carolina area. Will produce 65 bushels per acre at a density of 14,000 plants per acre.
Developed in the early 1900's in south central Ohio, called Rotten as the blue kernels looked like a bruise. Red cobs, 12 to 18 rows of kernels with a crinkle dent, 8' stalks. Mixture of yellow, blue, white kernels. Once favored by livestock producers and was still widely grown into the 1980's. Now very rare. Good producer, easily going over 100 bushels per acre.