“This isn’t supermarket corn, or even the stuff you spent the summer weeding, cultivating and irrigating. This is the real stuff, the food that helped keep Indians alive for thousands of years through droughts and frosts and summers that seemed like they’d never get started.”
This is a special variety of field corn that works as either flint or flour corn and can be eaten fresh as well. Dave Christensen bred Painted Mountain from over 70 varieties of Native American tribal varieties. Other corn types raised by pioneers and homesteaders were also crossed in. This corn grows in the coldest weather, highest altitudes and driest climates. The only corn known to produce a harvest in North Korea.
Update June 2021: Dave Christensen wrote to us here at Painted Desert Seed Company to let us know a picture of this corn was incorrect.
He mentioned he’s been breeding Painted Mountain corn for 50 years now, and improves it every season. Dave says this corn now incorporates over 1000 varieties of native and pioneer corn.
Germination Rate 94% – July 2020
Minimum 40 Seeds