Family: Grass (Poaceae)
Annual, maturing in 75 days
Annual dual-purpose corn. A Tuscan corn type selected by Prof. Elwyn Meader in 1978 and given over to the public domain. First image–corn ear in sweet corn stage. Second image–corn in flour corn stage. In other words, the early harvest cob may be harvested for sweet corn use (steaming on the cob or as is commonly done with the Tuscan types, roasting on coals) and the late-harvest corn may be allowed to dry on the plant and used during the winter, reconstituted in soups or ground up into corn meal. Good simple food. The plants make one to two good ears per plant, with very few tillers (the small stems thrown out to the side which I personally find annoying). The ears are medium-sized. Good resistance against lodging. The stalks are medium-height (about 5 feet tall). The raccoons did not bother this planting. This corn was truly enjoyed by our family. We found it to be filling and not overly sweet. Standard corn culture–direct seed in the garden or field, making sure to create a patch, not a single row, for the purpose of efficient pollination and full ears. Bounty, Bounty, Bounty. I envision a home gardener trying to create a working patch out of the standard 50 seed packet and it takes too much imagination. We have increased the packet size to 100. That should do the trick.
100 Seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown