**I LOVE plants that can be neglected and still thrive well!**
**GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE**
**GIANT ORANGE ORNAMENTAL COLORED CORN**
98 days [heirloom] Beautiful Red, huge ears (up to 10" long!) from strong 11-15' stalks. ......Immensely productive, drought tolerant, hardy dent corn that's good for sweet ears and gorgeous, delicious cornmeal.
Corn, indigenous to the Americas, is one of its oldest vegetables. Giant Orange corn is one of the oldest varieties. The Pueblo tribe in the Southwestern United States was using it at least as far back as 1540, when Spanish explorers discovered the region. But this type of corn certainly goes back to the pre-Colombian era.
Giant Orange corn is open-pollinated, It is a floury corn, and has about 30 percent more protein than the average hybrid corn. It is still widely used in the Southwest and Mexico, where it is a staple food. It can be used to make tortillas, chaquegue, a type of gruel, and nixtamal, which is a type of hominy. Orange corn was also reputed to have healing properties when offered as a beverage.
Nixtamal is made of corn kernels that have had their hulls removed in a lime water. The result may be cooked into hominy or ground into masa flour, suitable for tamale dough and many other uses in that cuisine. Atole de maiz is a beverage made of ground corn with add-ins like chocolate or chiles.
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
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**We ship all over, there are a few exceptions. WE DO NOT SHIP TO AUSTRALIA or ISRAEL or mexico!!!
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All items are sold AS IS...no refunds.
Our seeds are sold with no written or implied guarantees. Gardening can vary upon skill and climate.
Seeds are sold with no guarantees or warranties offered. NO RETURNS on seeds.
**Please note that all packages are sent out through USPS with a tracking number. Once I mail a package, it is out of my hands and into the hands and care of the post office. This is why tracking is done. It helps the buyer track their packages online and at USPS.com
**ALL international mail is mailed out with a customs form and all information is on it. We can only track as far as the shores of USA. If you wold like to track international shipments, it is an extra $30 fee. I can only guarantee as far as the coast. Once it is mailed from there, It is out of my hands. Sorry.