Harmony Grain Corn
Zea mays subsp. mays
Origin: Paradise, Utah
Improvement status: Landrace Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~100
Germination tested 12/2019: 78%
Life cycle: Annual
A gem from Joseph Lofthouse, Landrace Seedsman, in high-altitude Paradise, Utah. Like all of Joseph's seeds, these are super resilient and contain a great diversity of genes. From Joseph:
"A joyful family reunion between a hybrid swarm of North American grain corns and a synthetic composite of 6 races of South American grain corns: Tuxpeno, Coastal Tropical Flint-Dent, Southern Cateto, Cuzco, Coroico, and high-altitude Andean. Harmony was developed to unify various diasporas of corn and to create a strong genetic base from which to conduct plant selection and breeding. Among the corns that I grow, this population most fully expresses mother maize's role as mother of life, teacher, problem solver, and sacred technologist. Contains flint, dent, flour, pop, and a small amount of sweet corn. Adapted to temperate growing conditions (and not day-length sensitive!). About 85 to 115 days to maturity to grain stage. High resistance to predation by birds and small mammals. OSSI-pledged."
We're honored and grateful to be the near-exclusive source of Joseph's amazing seeds — freeing him up to do more farming, plant breeding, pickling, yoga, and loving. We know you will enjoy planting these extraordinary seeds. Thanks Joseph!
GROWING TIPS: Plant about the time apple trees are flowering. Allow about 2.5 square feet per plant. (Thin to 1 foot spacing in rows 30" apart.) For best pollination, plant in blocks of multiple rows rather than single long rows.