Corn Ornamental Dent Earth Tones Seeds

Corn Ornamental Dent Earth Tones Seeds

Zea mays

Item #1252

Annual. 85-100 days. A new selection of an heirloom dent corn with an exceptional mix of colors. Called "dent" corn because fully mature kernels will have a dent in the tip. Tall plants produce one or two large, 8"-10" long ears filled with multi-colored kernels in shades of gold, orange, yellow, blue, green, pink, red and brown. Lovely for fall ornamental displays, or grind kernels into cornmeal for a delicious cornbread.

This packet sows two 5-foot rows.

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Full Sun

85-100 days

3' - 10' tall

Days to Emerge:
5 - 10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 12"

When 4" tall,
thin to 1
every 12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil is warm

When to start inside: Not recommended. Corn seed does not transplant well.

Special germination instructions: Please review the cross-pollination prevention information inside this packet before planting.

Harvesting: Let the ears dry on the stalks. They are ready for harvest when the kernels are hard and you can no longer leave a mark on them with your fingernail. Before the first fall frost, give each ear a twist until it breaks off. Peel back the husks, then hang the ears in a cool, dark, dry place for 4-6 weeks to cure. This is important to prevent mold. To strip off cured kernels, twist the cobs back and forth to loosen them (gloves are recommended).

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