Corn Dent Bloody Butcher Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Corn Dent Bloody Butcher Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Zea mays

Item #3153

105-120 days. Richly colored, reddish-black kernels sparkle like rubies on the big 8"-12" ears. This spectacular heirloom variety is said to be a cross between a Native American corn and corn grown by American settlers. Ears may be eaten fresh when they're still young and tender. Dry the mature ears for decoration or grind them up for flour to make colorful cornbread and pancakes. Bloody Butcher is a statuesque variety, reaching heights up to 12' tall.

This packet sows four 5-foot rows

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"-1 1/2"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing:

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 (60°F-65°F).

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

Special germination instructions: Since pollination occurs from wind, corn should be sown in short, parallel rows or blocks.

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).

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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