Adaptive Seeds


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  • Dent Corn, Open Oak Party Mix

    Dent Corn, Open Oak Party Mix (Organic)

    Zea mays. Dent. 90-100 days.

    Our main crop field corn that we grow for cornmeal, flour and for making masa. This is the best corn we offer for nixtamalization and making your own hominy or pozole. After grinding, we sometimes sift out the coarse polenta from the flour and we have two different staple foods from a single crop. Selected for large, thick, early ears that range in color from yellow to orange to red. We especially love the ears that are dark orange with yellow caps because it gives the illusion of a burning flame. All single colored ears, which is useful for zeroing in on the particular flavor of each color. High yielding when given good fertility. A semi-flinty dent type selected from a freely crossed population of Wapsie Valley Dent, Vermont Flint, Garland Flint, Italian Polenta and several unnamed dent varieties from a University of Wisconsin breeding project for nutrition. This is a diverse population, still purposefully variable. We are excited to improve it continuously through selection.

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  • Flint Corn, Abenaki

    Flint Corn, Abenaki (Organic)

    Zea mays. Flint. 80-90 days.

    The good yield and reliability of this dry corn make it an excellent variety for market farm production. Best for polenta, grits and wet batter cornbread. 8-10 rows of kernels on single color cobs that are yellow, red or orange. Very ornamental and tolerant of difficult growing conditions. We have selected it for orange, larger ears. Native to the Northeastern US and named after the Abenaki tribe. Highly recommended by Carol Deppe in The Resilient Gardener. She used it as one of the parents of her Cascade Ruby-Gold Flint Corn.

    Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.

  • Flint Corn, Cascade Ruby-Gold (Organic)

    Flint Corn, Cascade Ruby-Gold (Organic)

    5 out of 5
    Zea mays. Flint. 85 days.

    This has become the corn of legends. Perfect for our taste buds and Pacific Northwest climate, it is difficult to describe without sounding overzealous. Not only does this variety produce the tastiest polenta and cornmeal we have ever tried, but it was bred just across the valley from us by our friend Carol Deppe in Corvallis, Oregon. An 8-12 row flint corn related to Abenaki and Byron flint. It brings the best traits from both combining the general awesomeness of Abenaki minus the pale yellow ears, and from Byron, the wonderful gold-orange color and excellent husk coverage. Ears are smaller than Abenaki. Throw in some more genius selection by Carol and you get a flint corn that makes bright gold polenta with pretty red flecks that quickly became a hot seller. Each plant will produce one of many options of single color ears ranging from bright-yellow, maple-gold, red-orange to deepest red. Separate out the colors for cooking and get a range of delicious and distinct flavors from one crop. Find out more in Carol’s book, The Resilient Gardner.

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  • Flint Corn, Saskatoon White

    Flint Corn, Saskatoon White (Organic)

    Zea mays. Flint. 70-80 days.

    The earliest dry corn we have ever grown. Reliable and delicious, although not high yielding. We consider it our fail safe insurance corn crop for cold years when early rains set in. Very short plants have one or two small slender ears of glassy white kernels. Tastes fantastic when made into hoecakes or arepas, a corncake from Colombia and Venezuela. Occasionally produces red and orange colored cobs. May be related to Saskatchewan White and certainly originated in Canada. We received our strain from Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in 2005, he is not sure of its origin.

  • Flour Corn, Mandan Parching Lavender

    Flour Corn, Mandan Parching Lavender (Organic)

    5 out of 5
    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, this corn 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 Delhi Wind Farm in Everson, Washington and comes to us via Uprising Seed.

  • Popcorn, Dakota Black

    Popcorn, Dakota Black (Organic)

    Zea mays. Popcorn. 90 days.

    One of the earliest maturing and easiest to grow popcorns. 4-6” ears on 6′ tall plants. Dark black kernels have a ruby-red glassy shine when held in the right angle of light. The pointy kernels pop bright white with a small black hull still attached. The flavor is delicious, hearty and crunchy. Modern popcorns lack this richness, which gives Dakota Black the ability to act as a meal all by its self. Developed by the Podolls of Prairie Road Organic Farm, seed growers in North Dakota. Aka, Dakota Black Pop.

    Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.

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  • Popcorn, Early Pink Pearl

    Popcorn, Early Pink Pearl

    Zea mays. Popcorn. 90 days.

    A selection of Early Pink popcorn. Early, high yielding, tasty, and a captivating pink color to boot. It is the perfect compliment to Dakota Black popcorn. The 4-6” ears are very ornamental. Matures easily in our climate. Popped kernels are a light yellow with a mild flavor.

    Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.

  • Candy Mountain Sweet Corn

    Sweet Corn, Candy Mountain (Organic)

    Zea mays. Sweet. 70-80 days.

    An early-mid season open pollinated, yellow sweet corn, with mixed sugar enhanced (SE) and normal sugary (SU) kernels. This combo gives Candy Mountain a rich flavor that is sweeter than “old timey” corn but not as sweet as most modern corn. The SE trait will keep this corn sweet for a few days after picking. Selected in Montana from the classic 1978 hybrid Kandy Korn. The original hybrid is known for its great cool soil emergence and early season vigor. We found Candy Mountain to have similar characteristics and it definitely grows well in our western Oregon climate with good early maturity. As with most open pollinated corn there is some pleasant variation, but we are selecting for 7″ long cobs with 12 rows of rich yellow SE kernels. Short plants have a burgundy tinge to the husks and leaves which is very beautiful in the field. We thank Seeds Trust for making this variety available.

  • Double Red Swet Corn

    Sweet Corn, Double Red (Organic)

    Zea mays. Sweet. 85 days.

    A superb addition to the list of cool purple vegetables. Normal sugary (SU) kernels are sweet and richly flavored, but the real coup of Double Red is the ridiculously dark red color. The kernels are so red that they can turn your fingers purple when eating it. Certainly a culinary necessity for those of us trying to “eat the rainbow.” Red hue varies a little from ear to ear with many so dark red they seem almost black-purple. This rare color in sweet corn comes from the anthocyanin pigments that are also seen in the plant’s leaves. A natural source of anti-oxidants, anthocyanins are also anti-inflammatory. Plants are 5-7′ tall with 1-2 ears per stalk. We have heard that when dried and ground it makes a delicious purple corn bread, but we ate them all fresh and haven’t tried this yet. Using traditional plant breeding methods, Double Red was bred by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds in Corvallis, Oregon. It is the culmination of 25 years of breeding work by Peace Seeds and 8 years of collaboration with Dylana Kapuler and Mario DiBenedetto of Peace Seedlings.

  • Sweet Corn, New Mama Super Sweet (Organic)

    Sweet Corn, New Mama Super Sweet (Organic)

    4.67 out of 5
    Zea mays. Super Sweet. 80-90 days.

    One of the first open pollinated super sweet (Sh2) corns! Medium sized ears have yellow, truly super sweet kernels, and hold their flavor once picked. Still a little variable in maturity and color, with some pale yellow kernels, but we think this may be necessary to maintain vigor as corn does poorly with inbreeding. Selected from crosses made between a Tim Peters’ super sweet called White Sugar and an early release, yellow super sweet from Friedemann Ebner of Sativa Rheinau in Switzerland. Because I borrowed so much from Tim and Friedemann, who themselves borrowed so much from the corn breeders before them, I almost called this one “Borrowed Tune.” That name didn’t quite ring right, and with so many of our friends being new mamas right now I couldn’t resist. Instead, this Sh2’s for the mamas! Please tell us what you think.

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