As one of the most widely grown grains on the planet, it’s hard to know where to begin when talking about corn. Originally from the Tehuacan region of what is now Mexico, corn, or maize, has been cultivated widely in the Americas since 2500 B.C.E. For most of its cultivation, humans have utilized hundreds of different varieties. However, over the last century, only a few varieties have been promoted, many of which are Genetically Modified varieties. But not to worry, you can help to change all of that! Mountain Valley seeds carries both heirloom and hybrid corn varieties, all of which are non-GMO! Some favorites include the succulent Serendipity, the bicolor Ambrosia, or the heirloom Golden Bantam 8 and 12. Mountain Valley Seeds proudly offers a wide line of corn seeds from smaller quantities to bulk. Wholesale pricing.
75 days. Ambrosia Hybrid is sweet corn with specks of bright yellow and dark yellow kernels. Stalk grow tall, nearly up to seven feet, producing large ears that have 16 rows of tender, crunchy kernels.
Serendipity takes 82 days from
planting until harvest. 25% of kernels are Supersweet (sh2) giving it extra sweetness,
and great holding ability. Approx. 150 seeds/oz.
This staple American crop takes up to 83 days. Full season fresh
market bicolor corn. Designed for fresh market, roadside stand, and home
garden. Approx. 150 seeds/oz.
This strain of corn may take up to 71 days. Recommended by USU. Excellent
flavor for an early variety. Noted for its cold weather performance. Approx.
Up to 75 days. Ambrosia is a bicolor developed for home gardens, fresh market, roadside stand and shipping. A homozygous sugary enhanced (se) corn with supreme eating quality and good early vigor. Stalks reach a height of 78 inches, ears measure 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter.
82 days. Open pollinated. Seed may be saved after harvest for planting in subsequent years. This hardy variety has 5 to 6 inch ears of good quality for an open pollinated sweet corn. Equally suited for freezing and fresh-eating. Approx. 150 seeds/oz.
110-120 days. This wonderfull new ornamental popcorn poduces a diversity of gorgeous translucent, jewel-colored ears, each one unique. The vivid, kernels have a translucent seed coat. A bit of the white endocarp shows through giving the sense of a shinning jewel. Size of ears range from 3-8 inches. Corn plants commonly produce numerous tillers, or side stalks, which also produce ears. Height of plants depend upon quantity of water, but can reach up to 9 feet, typically 6 feet. A popcorn, the kernels may be ground into cornmeal or popped. Harvest when the husks are dry and brown for the most intense and translucent colors.
Up to 75 days. Discover the super sweet flavor of Bodacious Hybrid Corn. Produces huge yields of long 8-inch ears with a 2-inch diameter. Up to 18 rows of bright yellow kernals.
75 days. This sugary enhanced (se) variety has an excellent eating quality that lasts well after harvest. Ears are 8 inches long, with 16 to 18 rows of tender yellow kernels. Should be planted in warm soils.
Sweet garden corn needs a bit of space, good rich soil and many days to develop but after those many hot days of care they reward us with the sweet corn crunch that is a staple of picnics and barbeques. Garden seed for sweet corn comes in varieties of yellow ( such as ‘Jubilee’), white ( such as ‘Silver Queen’) and bi color corn kernels( such as ‘Peaches and Cream’). Days to harvest on the different garden corn varieties vary from 65-85 days. One of the earliest being ‘Precocious’.
Legend indicates that Indians grew corn by burying a fish with the seeds. This would be a good idea because corn is a heavy feeder of nitrogen and soil preparation is important to the success of your garden corn crop. Mixing a good deal of compost and manure will help give the corn seeds a good start. Direct sow the corn seeds in the prepared soil after the danger of frost is past. Planting a second crop of corn two to three weeks later will extend the harvest. Corn seeds planted in warmer soil will grow more vigorously. For best taste plan to cook and eat your corn quickly after harvesting it as the sugars break down into starches very fast.
Good companion plants for corn are melons, cucumbers and pumpkins because not only do they share space but the slightly prickly leaves and vines are said to deter animals that would share your corn crop. Peas and beans are a good crop to rotate with corn as they will fix the nitrogen in the soil after the heavy feeding of the corn plants.