Painted Mountain Corn is a grinding flour (masa) corn bred in Montana for short season growing. High genetic resilience and early production makes this corn a hardy mainstay. We love Painted Mountain for its beautiful rainbow of red, blue, yellow and orange hues. Matures in 75-90 days. This specific corn seed is a Colorado-adapted landrace. It will grow well anywhere in Colorado including higher elevation mountain gardens.
Planting Instructions: Plant Painted Mountain Corn seeds 6" deep in late April-mid May in clumps of 5 seeds per hole, spaced 3-5 feet apart. No thinning is necessary.
Seed Saving Instructions: Pick corn cobs when fingernail does not dent kernels, as leaves are browning. Shuck cobs (remove leaves) and allow kernels to dry fully on the cob. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.
Approx 50 Painted Mountain corn seeds per packet