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Planting & Growing Instructions for
Heirloom Corn Seed
Planting Heirloom Corn Seed
Heirloom Non GMO Corn is a warm to hot season annual, sensitive to cool soil. Direct seed heirloom corn when soil reaches 65-70°F. Plant seeds 1- 2" deep, 4-6" apart, in rows 20-30" apart, in full sun. Corn is wind pollinated, so plant in blocks of at least 4 rows. Germination should occur in 4 - 10 days in soil 65-85°F. When plants reach 4-5" tall thin to 8-12" apart.
Caring for Heirloom Corn
Corn requires regular watering for good ear production and taste, but never water the upper stalks after they tassel - it washes away the pollen! Corn is a heavy feeder and needs nitrogen and phosphorous, well aged manure or organic fertilizer should be used.
Harvesting Heirloom Corn
For heirloom sweet corn, harvest when silk is drying and browning. For Heirloom popcorn, flint, or dent corn harvest when kernels are hard and husks turn dry and loose their color. If weather turns too wet, heirloom corn can be brought inside to dry, laying out on screens, or hanging to dry. Other types of corn can be eaten like sweet corn when it is young, but are usually grown to maturity, dried and used for flour and meal.
Varieties of Heirloom Corn we offer for sale:
Varieties of Heirloom Popcorn we offer for sale:
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