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Gummy Corn Sweet Corn Seeds
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Gummy Corn Sweet Corn Seeds Gummy Corn Sweet Corn Seeds
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Gummy Corn Sweet Corn

50 Seeds

$ 3.99

Rare Native American sweet corn from North Dakota

  • Native American variety
  • Sturdy, 5'-tall plants
  • Two 6-8" ears per plant
  • Sweet, golden kernels
  • 80-90 days to harvest

MORE ABOUT GUMMY CORN SWEET CORN:

(Zea mays) Native American sweet corn variety donated to the USDA in 1976 by Cora Blackbear of the Fort Berthold Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Reservation in North Dakota.  The name "Gummy Corn" likely comes from the general term used by the Hidatsas to refer to sweet corn.  Plants are more compact than most other heirloom sweet corns—around 5' tall—making "Gummy Corn" an excellent choice for small gardens.  Plus, they consistently produce two 6-8" ears per plant!  Sweet, yellow kernels are especially delicious when harvested young, but also hold well in the fieldup to two weeks after silk tips have dried.  80-90 days to harvest.  50 seeds per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Corn performs best in soil that is well-drained, but also able to hold onto some moisture, as corn tends to use quite a bit of water during its active growth phase. Working in a healthy dose of well-composted manure in the fall will ensure that the rapidly growing plants receive adequate water and nutrition.

SOWING: After danger of frost has passed and soil temps have reached 55 degrees, sow seeds 9-12" apart, 1" deep, in rows 24-36" apart. To maximize pollination use a paired row or square plot configuration. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 7-10 days.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effecting in controlling common corn pests like corn borer and earworm. Aphids, Japanese beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: Corn is susceptible to a number of plant diseases. Consult your local extension office to learn which diseases are most prevalent in your region. Crop rotation, tillage, and removal of plant debris are all effective tools in managing common corn diseases.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Ears can be harvested once the husks have dried and the kernels have sufficiently hardened. To test for maturity, pull back the husk and remove a kernel from the ear. If the tip at the base of the kernel breaks off to reveal a brown "abscission" layer, the ears are ready to harvest.

SAVING SEEDS: To maintain genetic diversity, save seed from at least 50 to 100 plants. If open-pollinated, plants should be isolated from other corn varieties by at least 1/4 mile. Otherwise, hand-pollination can be performed.

Rare Native American sweet corn from North Dakota

  • Native American variety
  • Sturdy, 5'-tall plants
  • Two 6-8" ears per plant
  • Sweet, golden kernels
  • 80-90 days to harvest

MORE ABOUT GUMMY CORN SWEET CORN:

(Zea mays) Native American sweet corn variety donated to the USDA in 1976 by Cora Blackbear of the Fort Berthold Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Reservation in North Dakota.  The name "Gummy Corn" likely comes from the general term used by the Hidatsas to refer to sweet corn.  Plants are more compact than most other heirloom sweet corns—around 5' tall—making "Gummy Corn" an excellent choice for small gardens.  Plus, they consistently produce two 6-8" ears per plant!  Sweet, yellow kernels are especially delicious when harvested young, but also hold well in the fieldup to two weeks after silk tips have dried.  80-90 days to harvest.  50 seeds per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Corn performs best in soil that is well-drained, but also able to hold onto some moisture, as corn tends to use quite a bit of water during its active growth phase. Working in a healthy dose of well-composted manure in the fall will ensure that the rapidly growing plants receive adequate water and nutrition.

SOWING: After danger of frost has passed and soil temps have reached 55 degrees, sow seeds 9-12" apart, 1" deep, in rows 24-36" apart. To maximize pollination use a paired row or square plot configuration. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 7-10 days.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effecting in controlling common corn pests like corn borer and earworm. Aphids, Japanese beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: Corn is susceptible to a number of plant diseases. Consult your local extension office to learn which diseases are most prevalent in your region. Crop rotation, tillage, and removal of plant debris are all effective tools in managing common corn diseases.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Ears can be harvested once the husks have dried and the kernels have sufficiently hardened. To test for maturity, pull back the husk and remove a kernel from the ear. If the tip at the base of the kernel breaks off to reveal a brown "abscission" layer, the ears are ready to harvest.

SAVING SEEDS: To maintain genetic diversity, save seed from at least 50 to 100 plants. If open-pollinated, plants should be isolated from other corn varieties by at least 1/4 mile. Otherwise, hand-pollination can be performed.

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