Painted Mountain Corn


Painted Mountain Corn | Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada
Zea mays | Annual | Heirloom

5′ tall plants and 6–7″ long cobs. Early maturing. Dave Christensen has spent over 40 years developing it in the mountains of Montana from a diverse gene pool of about 80 strains of native corns. Contains vivid golds, oranges, reds and purples, about every shade of color known to corn. High in anthocyanins. Bred to withstand high winds, cold temperatures, intense heat and drought, and to survive global warming.

Planting tip: Direct sow as soon as the soil has warmed up to 19°C.

Harvesting tip: Harvest when ear silks have dried out and kernels are full and filled up and appropriate colour has appeared.

Storage tip: Cool up to 0°C with an hour of harvest and store in high humidity. Consume within days otherwise sugar content decreases in time.



Seed depth : 1-2”

Plant spacing : 8-10”

Row spacing : 24-36”

Sun tolerance level : Full Sun

Days to germination : 5-8 Days

Days to maturity : 90 Days

Germination temperature : 15-32°C, optimally 29-32°C


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