Organic Bloody-Butcher-Dent Corn Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Bloody-Butcher-Dent Corn seeds have 95-105 days to maturity. Gorgeous corn in shades of bright red, burgundy, deep purple and black this is one of the oldest known corn varieties. Said to be a cross between a Native American corn and one settlers brought with them, records mention it as far back as 1845. Tall plants can reach 3-4 m. with ears reaching 20-25 cm in length. Can be eaten fresh at the milk stage as sweet corn but can also be dried and ground into flour or cornmeal. Makes colourful cornbread and dried ears make great decorations.
Sow directly when ground temperature reaches 18 degrees Celsius. Cold ground temperatures will result in poor germination as the seed is untreated and may rot. Space rows 76-90 cm apart, sowing every 15-17 cm at a depth of 2.5 cm. To achieve maximum pollination sow corn in blocks as opposed to a single row. Corn is wind-pollinated and having the plants in close proximity to each other will ensure well filled ears.