Organic Corn, Bloody Butcher

Kernels are Dark Red and Black

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8456

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Corn - Bloody Butcher - Zea mays

Tender Annual Heirloom. While records about this corn only go back to the 19th century, it is thought to be a Virginia dent corn native to the continent. Kernels are dark red and black, with solid corn flavor. Each stalk produces 2-6 ears, about 8"-12" long. Pick the ears young to roast them, or dry the ears to grind them into cornmeal.

Did You Know? Eighty-seven percent of U.S. corn is grown using only natural rainfall for water.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 6-20 Days
Height At Maturity: 10’-12’
Days to Maturity: 98-120 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 6"-8"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Days to Maturity 90 - 120 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright Starting Location Direct Sow
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0 Corn Type Dry
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-85°F
Days to Maturity 90 - 120 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Corn Type Dry

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Corn is a heavy feeder requiring high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). Its weak and shallow root system likes loose soil with a high compost content. A drought tolerant corn.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly outdoors 1 week after the last frost. You can start earlier by using black or green plastic mulches and floating row covers to obtain optimum conditions. Plant in blocks rather than rows to ensure good germination. To prevent cross-pollination, plant different varieties at least 500' apart.

Harvesting & Storage: For dry corn, harvest when husks are completely dry. To finish the drying process, husk the ears and spread them in a dry, well-ventilated area. Store kernels on the cob, or shuck and store kernels.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Makes Good Flour

Grew this last year and the ears are so pretty dark red, speckled with dark red almost black kernels. I dried it and made flour. Makes great cornbread.... mmm

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