Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Heirloom Corn Seed

(Zea mays)

All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural heirloom seed.

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Floriani Red Flint Corn

An Italian red flint corn obtained from the Floriani family in Italy by William Rubel. This exceptional variety has been grown in the Italian Alps by farmers for generations and selected for earliness, great taste when ground into cornmeal and productiveness. A much sought after heirloom that I am very happy to offer to my customers! (100 days to maturity)

  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Gaspe Flint

This extremely rare and precious 8 row flint corn was once grown by the Micmacs and across the North Atlantic shores. Jacques Cartier observed fields of it in 1534 and it was and still is one of the earliest maturing corns, ripening in just 45-60 days. The plants are short, growing to about 2 ½ feet tall and the cobs barely reach 4" long. I was surprised how quickly it ripened for me this year and it certainly is worth growing in short season climates. The dried kernels can be soaked and then used in soups and stews. I am very happy to be able to preserve and offer this rare historic corn to my customers. Low Quantity. (45-60 days maturity)

  • Package Qty: 50 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
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Golden Bantam

Yellow corn originally was only grown for livestock feed, only white corn was considered fit for the table. That all changed when a farmer named William Chambers in Greenfield, Massachusetts grew a yellow mutant sweet corn. After Chambers death, a handful of the yellow kernelled corn was found among his possessions and was sold to W. Atlas Burpee. Burpee’s formally introduced this variety to the public in 1902 as Golden Bantam Corn. Since then, Golden Bantam has been one of the most popular open pollinated sweet corns available. It has been a favorite on the Prairies for years and was included in the 1929 Steele Briggs Seed Company Catalogue. This is the original grow strain of Golden Bantam that I am offering. A sweet corn that must be eaten or frozen right after it is picked so the sugars don’t change to starch. Produces 5-6 inch cobs on 5’ tall plants. A great variety.

heirloom corn plant with variegated foliage

Japonica Striped Maize (pre 1867)

The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs, published by Hovey and Co. in 1867, could not say enough good things about this "new" plant. Apparently a Mr. Thomas Hoag brought seed back from Japan. This is a beautiful ornamental plant with striking variegated foliage. Annual.

  • Package Qty: 25 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
heirloom corn cob with red, black and tan kernels

Mandan Bride

A gorgeous flour corn from the Mandan Indians of North Dakota. Excellent for grinding into flour or as a beautiful fall decoration. An excellent mix of colors with some striped kernels as well. The plants are 4-5’ tall and produce 6-7" cobs. Early maturing corn for short season areas. (90 days) Low quantity.

  • Package Qty: 100 seeds
  • Price: $3.95
purple and tan heirloom corn kernels

Mandan Red Clay

(a.k.a. Lavender Parching Mandan Corn) This distinctive flour corn was once grown by the Mandan Indians of North Dakota. The 6-8" ears are clay red color and excellent for parching or grinding into flour. (100 days)

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  • Price: $3.95

Mandan Speckled

(aka Mated Chief Speckled Mandan) A rare flour corn from the Mandan Indians. The cobs have cream colored and blue kernels with some kernels speckled. The plants grow about 4-5 feet tall and the cobs are 6-8 inches long. A very beautiful corn that can be used for autumn decorations. Extremely Rare. (95-100 days maturity)

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  • Price: $3.95
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Orchard Baby

This rare variety was bred by a Canadian named Mr. Orchard and was introduced by Oscar H. Will & Company in 1947. A very dwarf variety of sweet corn well adapted to small gardens. The stalks grow to 3-4’ tall and produce golden tasty cobs which are 4-5" long. An excellent variety of sweet corn for northern gardens! (60 days) EXTREMELY RARE.

"Out of Stock"

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  • Price: $3.95
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Pennsylvania Dutch Butter Flavored Popcorn (pre 1885)

An exceptional popcorn preserved by the Pennsylvania Dutch for generations. The white pointy kernels pop up very nicely and are delicious! The cobs average 4-6" long and are produced on 6’ stalks. (105 days for dry popcorn) RARE.

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  • Price: $3.95
heirloom corn cob with black kernels

Pickaninny (pre 1929)

An introduction by the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. According to the 1932 Depuy & Ferguson Catalogue, "In many cases the stalks produce two or more ears of marketable size. For quality this sort ranks with Golden Bantam and should therefore be of great value as a first early sort." The 1947 Pike Seeds Catalogue states, "The earliest of all sweet corns, producing beautiful cobs of excellent quality." It took me years to track this variety down and I am happy to be able to finally offer it for sale. The kernels are white when ready to eat as a sweet corn and then change to a bluish purple color when ripe! This variety is not as sweet as modern varieties but very productive and early! EXTREMELY RARE. Low Quantity.

  • Package Qty: 100 seeds
  • Price: $3.95

Saskatchewan Rainbow Flint

This rare heirloom flint corn has been grown in Saskatchewan for years. It is very early with short stalks of about 2 ½-3 feet tall and multicolored cobs reaching about 4" long. This is a very old variety that old timers called Squaw Corn. I talked to one gentleman that remembers his mother making kind of a porridge out of this type of corn and they would eat it often throughout the cold winter months. This corn has some of the most beautifully colored kernels that I have seed and it would make a beautiful autumn decoration. Extremely Rare. (95 days to maturity)

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  • Price: $3.95

Simonet

An heirloom sweet corn variety developed by Robert Simonet of Edmonton, Alberta. Good quality cobs are golden with good flavor and mature in 65-70 days.

"Out of Stock"

  • Package Qty: 100 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
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Tom Thumb Popcorn

Very productive 2-3’ plants produce many small cobs that average 3" long. Produces delicious popcorn that pops very well. Small golden cobs can also be used for autumn decorations. Very early and productive. The best popcorn for short season areas! My favorite! (60 days)

  • Package Qty: 100 seeds
  • Price: $3.00
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