Heirloom Corn

Heirloom (Open Pollinated) Seed

Heirloom corn, Maize, is a Native American lore that was one of the crops that made up the "three sisters." Heirloom corn tends to be more colorful than conventional hybrid varieties of today. Open-pollinated these varieties can be passed down to future generations.

The Ornamental Large Ear is a great ornamental corn that offers awesome display of color. This is the perfect corn for fall or holiday decorations. This corn variety offers 10% purple husk with beautiful kernel colors. The Ornamental Large Ear is the standard "Indian corn" known for its large, beautiful ears.

Reid's Yellow Dent is one of the most popular open-pollinated corn varieties in America! This corn variety's color is deep yellow, with a lighter cap, but a reddish tinge often appears. The cobs tend to be small and dark red. Ears are 9 to 10 in. long and 7 to 8 in. around with plants growing to 10-14 feet tall. Bigger ears on the stalk can weight up to 1.8 pounds!  Its ear tapers slightly, with 16 to 22 closely spaced rows. The kernels are very deep and narrow to medium in width, slightly keystone in shape, with a square crown.

Carousel is an open-pollinated variety that produces 3.5" long miniature ears of popcorn. Some ears are solid red, the others are multicolored: white, yellow, and blue. When popped the flakes are crispy with very little hull. Plants are up to eight feet tall with two or three ears per plant.

Strawberry popcorn can be used as ornamental or delicious popped corn! This beautiful popcorn is often grown for its ornamental quality, but has a delicious crunch and taste when used as a popped corn. The charming effect of these tiny 2 inch ears of rich, shiny mahogany color, encased in straw colored husks, makes them popular for a holiday table decoration.

The Hickory King White is a 12 foot tall corn, you will have to see it to believe it! This variety's large white kernels are not seen in today's corn. Each stalk of the Hickory King White corn produces 2 very large ears that are great for roasting! This corn has a very high leafy green matter which makes it perfect for silage. Its tight husks which help keep out corn worms.

The Country Gentleman corn is one of the best tasting open-pollinated corns available! This heirloom variety is a sweet, delicious corn with milky kernels that was first introduced over 100 years ago. Country Gentleman is a white variety with 8” ears. Its ears have no rows, as this is a shoepeg type, and its kernels are packed in a zigzag pattern. Country Gentleman is one of the best heirloom sweet corns in our opinion!

The Double Standard is the first ever bicolor, open-pollinated sweet corn on the market! This variety is an early maturing corn with strong germination in cool soil. The Double Standard was developed to grow well throughout the United States especially in Northern parts. This variety's ears grow up to 7" with 12-14 rows of yellow and white kernels. Double Standard has an excellent traditional corn taste. Its stalks grow to 5' or taller. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Early Golden Bantam is an heirloom sweet corn that is a fast maturing yellow variety. This variety is an old time favorite selected for its tenderness. Early Golden Bantam corn has a great sweet flavor and is a fast maturer. This corn is ideal for freezing and fresh "corn on the cob" eating. It produces an abundance of delicious sweet corn.

Truckers Favorite White is an heirloom white dent field corn that is excellent for roasting, frying or used as a dent. This corn stays fresh for a long time and its stalks are 8-9' tall and ears are 8-10" and have 14-18 rows. This corn produces high yields with good soil fertilization and its excellent foliage for early fodder.

Red Head broom corn produces a tall spray of seed heads at the top of the plant, laden with shiny red tiny sorghum seeds that birds love. Incorporate seeds into edible bird-feeder wreaths or leave the 2–3' sprays intact to add variety to traditional fall decorations.

The Broom Blend is a high yielding, colorful and easy to grow corn that has been used for years in broom making. The vibrant fan-shaped seed heads come in a mix of gold, red, bronze and purple. (Does not produce ears of traditional corn.) The cut and dried mature straw can be used for a variety of crafts and dried arrangements, as well as brooms. Birds will love the seeds, too.

Black Amber is a broom corn used for decoration and bird seed. An heirloom sorghum also known as Texas Black Amber Molasses. Stalks were used for forage, silage and sorghum syrup, due to a high sugar content and were used to replace sugar cane. Seed heads are similar to corn tassels but, consist of shiny black hulls encasing amber colored seeds.

The Red Husk Spectrum is a miniature Indian corn that can grow to be 8-9 ft. tall. This corn variety has red stalks and husk with kernels that are a combination of many  unique colors. The Red Husk Spectrum would be wonderful for fall display but is a great popcorn as well.

Japanese Hulless corn grows 4-5 ft. tall and bears 3-6 four in. long ears. This corn is a little nutty, flavorful popcorn that is very productive. Japanese Hulless is also a great corn to grow with the kids because they get excited knowing the corn they are growing will be a tasty, buttery treat on family movie night!

The Hickory King Yellow is a 12 foot tall corn -- you will have to see it to believe it! The Hickory Kings Yellow's large kernels are not seen in today's corn. Each stalk produces 2 very large ears that are great for roasting! Hickory king has a very high leafy green matter which makes it perfect for silage. Its tight husks which help keep out corn worms.

Truckers Favorite Yellow is an heirloom yellow dent field corn that is excellent for roasting or frying or used as a dent. This variety stays fresh for a long time. Truckers Favorite Yellow stalks are 8-9' tall and ears are 8-10" and have 14-18 rows. This corn has high yields with good soil fertilization and is an excellent foliage for early fodder.

Bloody Butcher is an old style dent corn that is a great ornamental variety! Bloody Butcher is heirloom corn variety thats been in the United States since 1845. Its stalks reach 10-12 feet tall with two to six ears per stalk. This variety's kernels are deep red and can be used for roasting or frying when young but generally used for flour or corn meal. This variety also has a good flavor!

The Rio Grande Blue is an open-pollinated, all-purpose blue corn that is Native to the Rio Grande Pueblos. Rio Grande Blue makes a wonderful blue corn flour! This corn variety grows long slender ears on plants 5-7 ft tall.