Corn, Flour - Painted Mountain (sw)

Corn, Flour - Painted Mountain (sw)


Painted Mountain is the hardiest, fastest-maturing grain corn in the world!  Long thin 6–7" cobs on short efficient 5' plants.  Dave Christensen has spent 37 years developing it from a diverse gene pool of about 80 strains of native corns.

From Dave's story:
"Painted Mountain grows fast even in cold climates where other corns struggle to stay alive in early spring. It also pollinates and fills out ears during the searing heat of the dry Montana summer. It takes 90 days to mature as dry grain in my cold mountain climate, about 2-4 weeks ahead of other "90 day" corn. Some people say the Painted Mountain makes dry grain in only 70 days when taken to a warmer climate. I have received many reports of yields around 50 bu/acre and often to 60 or 70 bu/acre.  This is very good for a very early corn in a stressed location. Keep in mind that the hybrid varieties often fail completely in these high stress locations.  I have gotten good production reports from every part of the USA , and many parts of the world from Siberia to South Africa .  Painted Mountain will grow food where many varieties will fail. Farmers find it a very efficient food source if grazed by livestock right off the field. The lack of woodiness in the stalks and soft starch of the grain give it a higher digestibility to animals than other corns.  The highly nutritious grain promises to have many uses for humans and farm animals." 1 oz. size about 150 seeds. 


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