Grain Corn - Open Oak Party Mix
We just adore this fantastic corn bred by Adaptive Seeds. It is a "flinty dent" crossover which makes it great for polenta as well as cornmeal, hominy, and masa for tortillas and tamales (our favorite use of corn). Large, thick ears are yellow, orange and red, with stunning two-toned kernels that brighten up any room as a decorative corn while they await use in the kitchen. ~100 days to maturity. Approx. 75-100 seeds per ounce.
We encourage you to purchase this direct from Adaptive Seeds if it is your only purchase (or combine with your order here for convenience). Their full description is as follows:
"Our main crop field corn that we grow for cornmeal, flour and for making masa. Open Oak Party Mix is the best corn we offer for nixtamalization and making your own hominy or pozole. After grinding, we sometimes sift out the coarse polenta from the flour and we have two different staple foods from a single crop. Selected for large, thick, early ears that range in color from yellow to orange to red. We especially love the ears that are dark orange with yellow caps because it gives the illusion of a burning flame. All single colored ears, which is useful for zeroing in on the particular flavor of each color. When given good fertility, expect very tall plants and high yields. A flinty dent type selected from a freely crossed population of Wapsie Valley Dent, Vermont Flint, Garland Flint, Italian Polenta and several unnamed dent varieties from a University of Wisconsin breeding project for nutrition. This is a diverse population, still purposefully variable. Open Oak Party Mix is currently being included in research trials by Oregon State University’s Dry Farm Collaborative. They are growing and researching multiple varieties under dry farm (non-irrigated) conditions and the results for Open Oak Party mix are very promising so far."