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Corn


The corn we know today was developed by central americans long before Europeans arrived on this continent. Any wild relatives are very different from what we currently have. Sweet corn was a relatively minor crop until about the 19th century. Indigenous peoples interest was in dry corn for grinding, parching, and popping. We are offering a selection of mostly sweet corns as well as one dry corn. Corn is wind pollinated and it is therefore important to isolate different corn varieties from each other in order to maintain pure seed. We hope to offer popcorn again soon as we have grown 3 or 4 varieties in the past and offered seed for sale.

Simonet

Our main sweet corn, and the most popular of all our seeds, is Simonet, developed by Robert Simonet of Edmonton. It has full sized ears and excellent flavour. We usually start harvesting at the beginning of August.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Orchard Baby

Orchard Baby is a short early variety yielding two 5”-6” ears with sweet yellow kernels. The variety comes from Native American tribes from the northern US great plains and was introduced into the seed trade by Oscar Will Seed Co. over 100 years ago.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Early Golden Bantam

Golden Bantam was developed by J.G. Picket in Massachusetts in 1902. It is still the standard for open-pollinated yellow sweet corn. The 5”-7” ears have excellent flavour but mature a bit late here in Saskatchewan. We are offering Early Golden Bantam (C), one of a number of strains developed in its more than 100 year history.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams, 125 grams
Luther Hill

Luther Hill is an early white sweet corn that produces 3”-5” ears on short plants. It was developed by Luther Hill of Andover Township, New Jersey, about 1902.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Blue Jade

Blue Jade is an early blue sweet corn. Each dwarf plant bears 2-3 small cobs. The kernels turn from white to steel blue. A seemingly unique variety indeed.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Dwarf Multicoloured

Dwarf Multicoloured corn has small to medium-sized cobs. It is not a sweet corn, but it is very good for cornmeal as well as for decorative purposes. It is very early so most of the cobs will ripen on the stalk.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams, 125 grams
Cascade Ruby-Gold

Cascade Ruby-Gold is a Flint Corn and comes from Carol Deppe’s breeding work in Oregon. We grew it for the first time in 2015 at the farm and in our short growing season we surprisingly got a beautiful crop from the 150 or so seeds that we planted. It is indeed very early and is apparently superb for cornbread and more. Plants 5 1/2 feet high with 1 to 3 ears per stalk. Ears 8-12″ with 8-12 rows of big seeds on a medium-narrow cob that dries down easily. Produces solid-colored ears of several colors-red, red-brown, dark red, orange-gold, maple-gold, gold, and yellow. Interior kernel color is always yellow or gold. Each color of ear has a different flavor; red shades a rich flavor and yellow shades a mild-flavor. Recipes can be found in Carol Deppe’s book The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times. She bred this corn to be the ultimate survival crop! See her other seed offerings here.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 50 grams
Tom Thumb Popcorn

Tom Thumb is an extra early dwarf yellow popcorn, with usually two ears 3-4” long per plant. It was developed from a New Hampshire heirloom by Elwyn Meader at the University of New Hampshire.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 grams
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