A remarkable, synergistic achievement of Nature guided by human vision: flamboyant, dazzling array of colors on a single ear, with, of course, no two ears identical. Cob sizes also vary significantly, from 4" to 10" long. The most brilliant colors are on display within the first few weeks of harvest, but then become somewhat duller as the kernels dry out.
A flint corn, also excellent as popcorn - and obviously for decoration! We got nearly 100% pop rate, though about 15% did not pop fully. Popped corn is very white (sadly, beauty is only skin deep) with very good, gentle flavor. About 2/3 the size of commercial popcorn, use a screen to keep kernels from blowing out if using an air popper. Under good growing conditions, stalks measured to grow to 10'3" tall in the garden of Delectation of Tomatoes, with up to 4 ears per stalk. Needs at least 120 days from seed to develop full color.
Original seed source: Native Seed / SEARCH 2013 which published, “selected by Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee farmer and breeder, from several traditional corn varieties”.
**Please note: the option for "Entire ear, dried", is available only while supplies last - I grow in backyard gardens, not on a big farm. You will receive ears that hopefully run the gamut of those colors shown here. The more you order, the greater the diversity and fun!