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'Minnesota 13' Corn
'Minnesota 13' Corn
'Minnesota 13' Corn

'Minnesota 13' Corn

Regular price $5.00 Sale

Zea mays subsp. mays

Origin: Minnesota 

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~160

Germinated tested 2/2023: 88%

Life cycle: Perennial

'Minnesota 13' is a red-tinged yellow dent corn developed at the University of Minnesota in the 1880s. By the 1920s, it had become the quintessential moonshine corn in the Upper Midwest — to the point that during Prohibition, 'Minnesota 13' became a euphemism for moonshine itself! This is still a great dent corn for producing alcohol, but it's also good for feeding animals or even for grits.

Our seed was grown by Rob Flory, the longtime farmer-manager of The Howell Living History Farm in New Jersey.