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Flour Corn, Mandan Parching Lavender (Organic)

Zea mays. Parching. 70-80 days.

Produces short little 4′ plants that are extremely early to mature. Small, plump ears are a gorgeous silvery lavender. If you’ve ever had trouble maturing corn in a short season climate, Mandan Parching Lavender is for you. Highly recommended by Carol Deppe for parching, which entails dry roasting on a skillet until the kernels crack/pop like corn nuts, only they taste much better. Also good ground into flour and used for making rich cakes and cornbread. One of the traditional native corns grown along the Missouri River in North Dakota. Aka, Mandan Red Clay.

Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.

2 oz ≈ 200 seeds.

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8 oz ≈ 800 seeds.

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1 lb

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5 lb

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Corn does best when direct sown 1” deep, spaced at 12” centers, but can be planted as close as 8″ apart if given enough fertility. If sowing early in cold soil we recommend soaking seed overnight in water before sowing. Sow once danger of frost has passed. For optimal pollination do not plant a single row, instead plant 3-4 rows in blocks of at least 100 plants. Use row cover to protect emerging seedlings from birds and insects.

Seed Saving

Harvest cobs for grain or seed when stalks are brown and ears are dry. Fold husk back and leave indoors to finish drying completely. Remove kernels by rubbing two cobs together, or by hand. Test for dryness with a hammer; dry kernels shatter. Isolate from other corn by distance –1 mile – or time, two weeks – between sowings.

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  1. Shelley

    Great early corn!


    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    This corn was attracting bees! They were all over the crop! It was humming! It tasted great too! We ground it up for polenta.

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