Bloody Butcher Corn Seeds - (Zea mays)
- V1390 Packet
- Seed Count:
- Approx 125 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 100-120 days
- Days to Germination:
- 4-10 days @ 65-85F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Bloody Butcher Corn - Don't Let the Name Scare You!
Cobs are pink or red with red dent type kernels, striped a darker red with an occasional white ear will appear. The stalks are 10-12' tall and have 2-6 ears each. Good producer of heavy ears, can weigh up to 1/2 lb per ear when young and fresh. Withstands heavy winds, drought and heat. It is originally from Virginia and grown since before 1845 by the Meadows family.
It seems to have originated from crossing Native American corn with white settler's seeds.
Corn is one of the Meso American’s earliest and greatest achievements. It allowed the Mayan, Aztec and Inca civilizations to flourish, among others, and was spread across the world through trade. Historical evidence shows corn was grown from South and Central America to the southern reaches of what is now Canada, and across the breadth of the United States.
Bloody Butcher is known for its fine, rich, sweet flavor that is good for flour, cornmeal or roasted corn when young.
Planting 4-row blocks ensures better pollination than 2 long rows. Corn is ready when the silk on the ears is brown. Old timers say to get the barbeque hot as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is, and roasting it is heavenly!
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The Master Gardeners at the historic Francis Land House Heirloom Vegetable Garden in Virginia Beach, Virginia are providing feedback on the donated seeds. Our garden consists of 35 raised beds, each four feet by twenty feet. The garden receives full sun all day and is fertilized with a combination of compost and commercial organic fertilizer. We grew this as a part of our Three Sisters demonstration display. The corn stalks grew tall and strong and we had excellent germination. Unfortunately the squirrels found the young cobs to their liking and we never did get to see any fully mature kernels. We have the same problem with our sweet corn and I am thinking of spraying with cayenne pepper next year.