Corn Dent Montana Morado Maize 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
This corn has dark purple kernels and is a beautiful, drought-resistant corn that matures early, even in the North. Spurred by a vision, devoted corn breeder Dave Christensen has worked over 30 years to create a variety with the highest antioxidant content possible. A Navajo elder told Dave that the black kernels are "for healing," and so he selected the darkest kernels from grain corn grown in Montana and the surrounding states.
One year, Dave and farmer Ole Norgaard grew 10 acres — just so they could select from the plants with the blackest kernels! Selected from Dave's previously released corn variety, Painted Mountain, Montana Morado Maize's ancestors have lived in the harsh Montana climate for hundreds of years. They endured short seasons, cold springs, cold falls, and summer droughts. Seed for this hardy corn is produced organically in Montana. It makes excellent cornbread because it is a rare, soft-flour starch that grinds easily. Boil it to make pozole, polenta... the culinary applications are endless. Loosely translated, the name "Montana Morado Maize" means "purple corn from Montana." Ancient morado corn originated in Peru; it is a rare treat to have such a beautiful, anthocyanin-rich variety adapted to latitudes so far north. Plants grow to 5 to 6 feet tall and the ears are 8 to 10 inches long. Thin, cylindrical ears. Harvest in about 95 days. Germination rate is about 80% or better.
Our Non-GMO seeds are sustainable. Our packaging is environmentally friendly, climate friendly, reusable, and recyclable.
David’s Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality seeds since 2009.
David's Garden Seeds® is a member of the GO TEXAN agriculture program.
We cannot possibly put all the directions you need for growing dent corn in your area on the seed package. We recommend that you read articles or check with other gardeners in your area.
This is an heirloom seed, meaning it has been passed down from generation to generation for at least 75 years. As a rule, heirloom seeds taste better and will grow the same year after year.
These are also open pollinated meaning they will reproduce themselves. While all heirlooms are open pollinated not all open pollinated seeds are heirlooms.
Companion planting is planting seed varieties near each other to benefit one or more of the plants. Some plants benefit each other by attracting beneficial insects, keeping away unwanted bugs. Others aid in pollination. Some plants have working relationships with each other and others have antagonistic (hostile) relationships.
Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.