One of the most widely adapted and genetically diverse corn varieties available today. Painted Mountain contains every shade of color known to corn. Vivid oranges, golds, reds, and purples make the brightest fall harvest decorations.
Montana farmer, Dave Christensen has dedicated his life’s work to naturally breeding a corn that will thrive in harsh conditions, and since the 1970s has sampled from over 70 open pollinated varieties of corn to create painted mountain corn. These are old heirlooms grown by Northern Native American tribes over thousands of years as well as homesteaders from harsh northern climates.
The 4-5 foot stalks bear up to 2 narrow, 7 inch long cobs. Can be eaten fresh. If dried, the grain can be ground into flour, boiled into hominy, or parched. (70-90 days)