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Montana Morado Maize

Montana Morado Maize

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The seed we sell is produced by its developer. Since 1970, Dave Christensen of Big Timber, Montana has been continuously developing and refining this amazingly diverse corn variety. He has made it his life's work. We purchase our seed stock directly from Dave so by purchasing these seeds for your own garden, you are not only helping to support the seed variety preservation work of the Victory Seed Company, you are directly supporting another seed preservationist.

He started by rescuing about one-hundred Native American heirloom corn varieties. These corns had survived for centuries, under the most extreme environmental challenges, from cold springs to summer drought. Montana Morado is a selection from Dave's Painted Mountain corn.

Montana Morado is the achievement that Dave accomplished in his quest for a black kernel corn. The beautifully striking dark purple kernels are very easy to grind into a soft flour. Tests show that these kernels have tremendously higher levels of anthocyanins (antioxidants) than blue corn. Dave said "If I could only give one of my lines of corn to the world, it would be Morado."

Each packet contains 1 ounce, which is approximately 75 seeds. 

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Planting Instructions: Soil must be at least 65ºF to germinate. Be patient and do not plant too early or you will waste a lot of seed! Plant in full sun and keep it watered. Corn is a wind-pollinated plant. Plant in blocks several rows wide to ensure full ears.

Sow seeds about 1½ to 2½ inch deep, 3 to 4 inches apart, in rows spaced 24 to 30 inches apart. Thin to 6 to 12 inches apart.

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