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Corn, Bloody Butcher

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Zea mays

The perfect all-purpose corn variety for small farms and homesteads!

The story of corn and people is a beautiful one of co-creation. Thousands of years ago, Indigenous people in modern-day Central America worked side-by-side with a wild grass named Teosinte until it became what we know as maize or corn. From there, it traveled north and south all over the Western hemisphere along trade routes, and hundreds of different indigenous groups adapted it for their unique place on earth, where it shaped their diets and cultures. For thousands of years, Native communities have cared for their maize despite colonizers trying to separate them from it in order to control them. Both the corn and the corn stewards have survived, and it is through the generosity of both of them that we have the gift of corn today.

This gorgeous, deep red, Northern-adapted corn is versatile and can feed both animals and humans. Grind to use for grits, cornmeal or chicken feed - pretty much any corn-based food. Perfect for everyone in your family and on your farm! Open-pollinated.

Seeds grown by Oasis Homestead in Nampa, Idaho.

70 seeds

Directions: Direct seed after last frost. Corn is wind-pollinated and should be planted in at least 4'x4' blocks to achieve full cobs. Harvest when cobs have dried completely on plant.

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