Double Red Sweet Corn
Certified Organic Seed
Extra nutritious sweet corn, dunked in the deepest maroon
The spectacularly red tone of this sweet corn was achieved by the brilliant Dr. Alan Kapuler (aka Mushroom) of Peace Seeds, who has developed new varieties on his small organic farm for decades. His work with this corn, of course, builds on centuries of selection done by indigenous people of the Americas. Our gardens are continuations not just of plant genetics, but of history. Step into this legacy with gratitude, care, and reverence: you are, through your garden, carrying on the work of countless ancestors.
Without doubt, Double Red is one of the most beautiful corns we've ever seen. Deep red kernels, husk, foliage, cob, and silk. The dark kernels are naturally high in anthocyanins, antioxidants linked to dark red, purple and blue pigments. Delicious fresh, but can also be dried for cornmeal and flour. 1-2 ears per plant.
|Art Pack (50 seeds)||$3.95||Out of Stock|
|50 Seeds||$3.95||In Stock|
|150 Seeds||$7.50||In Stock|
Direct sow outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, until mid-summer. Sow corn seeds directly 3-4" apart, in rows spaced 36" apart in blocks of at least 4 rows to insure proper pollination for kernel formation. Thin plants to indicated spacing if necessary. Corn requires fertile soil and little attention. Water during dry periods. Harvest when ears are full and kernels are swollen and milky. Take care not to let ears over-ripen.
|Days to Maturity||75 days|
|Spacing in Row||8"|
|Spacing Between Rows||30"|
|Height at Maturity||72"|
|Width at Maturity||8"|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|
Artwork by June Glasson. June's stately oil-on-board depiction narrates the history of corn's intertwined evolution with human beings. It also alludes to our contemporary understanding; see the double helix on the left flap.