White Eagle Corn Seeds - (Zea mays)

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SKU:
V1036 Packet
Seed Count:
Approx 125 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
115-120 days
Type:
Dent
Organic:
Yes
Days to Germination:
4-10 days @ 65-85F
Plant Spacing:
6-8"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • White Eagle Corn - (Zea mays)
  • White Eagle Corn - (Zea mays)
$3.55

Description

White Eagle Corn - A Trail of Tears

This blue and white corn variety has very large ears over a red cob with colors ranging from all blue to a mixture of blue and white kernels. This beloved Cherokee corn was brought over the Trail of Tears in the 1830s during the forced relocation of the Cherokee nation from the southeastern states to Oklahoma. Provisions were brought along to sustain them along the way and grow food in their new home, with White Eagle corn being chosen. This corn is highly revered among the Cherokee nation, having been grown ever since.

It adapted well to the needs of America's early farmers. High ear placement makes for easy picking.

History

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. 

Uses

A multi-use corn, as the young ears are a substantial, flavorful sweet roasting corn; as they mature they're a good blue flour, dent or field corn.

Growing Tip

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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