Being so inspired by Carol Deppe's Resilient Gardener, I'm now trying to broaden our repertoire on corn. I'm trying to get my head round what's the difference between flint corn, dent corn, flour corn, parching corn, sweet corn - my goodness, all I knew before was corn-on-the-cob!
It isn't grown on a big scale in this area of France other than for cattlefeed (yuk) so seed is hard to come by. Does anyone know of a seed supplier who is willing to ship to Europe for a reasonable price? Or does anyone by chance have any seed they can spare?
I have some Oaxacan green dent corn from last year's garden that I could send your way if I can figure out how to ship it (never shipped anything internationally before). It's a dry corn good for cornmeal and flour, and it's emerald green, which is kind of neat. I'm going to grow some Isleta blue flint corn this year as well, which is supposed to be one of the best flour corns. It also has 12 foot (4m) tall stalks, which can be a useful building material or compost crop. It won't be ready until the fall though, and the Oaxacan is ready now.
a few of my seed catalogs have several different types of corn open pollinated ..some look very interesting. We don't have many people growing corn near us so I'm trying to choose an op to buy this year...one was very interesting as it changes colors the riper it gets.
Bloom where you are planted.
posted 8 years ago
Found one US site willing to ship to here... for a minimum order of $175 !!!
Anyone got any Painted Mountain - my children would like to try parched corn.
Erik, I'll PM
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