Corn & Maize Seed

Sweet corn, with its high sugar content, provides a delectable addition to your dinner table, perfect for grilling, boiling, or adding to salads.

Growing sweet corn at home ensures that you have access to a wholesome and pesticide-free staple, contributing to a healthier diet. Additionally, sweet corn is an excellent source of essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.

The process of tending to corn plants, from sowing seeds to watching the tall, green stalks develop ears, fosters a deeper connection to the food you consume.

Moreover, sweet corn is relatively easy to grow, making it an accessible option for gardeners of all levels.

Black Mini Popping corn - 254ALB

Black Mini Popping corn - 254ALB

Details   Black mini popping corn is Hulless so no getting them stuck in your teeth, they pop white, they are low growing cobs grow to 6 cm in length. plant in blocks for better pollination, avoid growing near other corn to avoid cross pollination. The drier the kernel the better they pop. Heirloom
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Contains at least   50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2023
Grower name   Alice Le Brun
Price per packet   $4.50
Bloody Butcher - 203ALB

Bloody Butcher - 203ALB

Details   Bloody Butcher corn is a dry corn producing beautiful rich red cobs that are quite large. These plants grow very tall, can be over 3 meters, this should be kept in mind when planting - you don't want them getting blown over in strong winds or shading out your tomato crop. The corn can be eaten fresh in the "milk stage" or left to fully mature where it has a multitude of uses from milling to make flour or cornmeal to brewing and is even used as an ornamental in flower arrangements. Alice like the rest of the Sentinels growers uses only spray free organic methods.
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Grower name   Alice Le Brun
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
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Blue Hopi - Maize - 74RG

Blue Hopi - Maize - 74RG

Details  
Hopi maize is also known as Yoeme Blue, Tarahumara Maiz Azul, and Rio Grande Blue, ground it's used to make blue tortilla chips, tortillas, corn soup and cornbread. Hopi Blue grows 1.7m tall
Can be eaten as sweet corn when picked young.
Botanical name   Zea mays
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
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Early Gem - 84RW

Early Gem - 84RW

Details   Early Gem is a NZ heirloom corn that Richard continues to select for the number of cobs per plant, the size of the cobs, and the earliest plants that produce ripe seed, grows to about 1.7m tall. Regarded as a semisweet variety while being moderately starchy. 
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Contains at least   approx 50
Price per packet   $4.50
Glass Gem Popping Corn - 100CMK

Glass Gem Popping Corn - 100CMK

Details   Glass Gem can be grounded into oatmeal, popped or used as a ornament. It’s a tall growing plant so choose a sheltered sight, grow in blocks for better pollination, away from other corn to avoid cross pollination. Each plant will grow 3/5 cobs. Give the kernels a chance to dry before popping the less moisture the better they will pop
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Contains at least   50
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Price per packet   $4.50
Kascade Korn - 85NS

Kascade Korn - 85NS

Details   The original kascade korn plants commenced life in Scargill, in the early 80s.They grow well in our climate and under our organic regime. They are open pollinated, offering the advantage of you being able to reproduce your own seed for subsequent seasons. They are not as sweet as the super sweet types that people have got used to, but are delicious and very sustaining.
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Contains at least   50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet   $4.50
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Maize - Billard - 122RW

Maize - Billard - 122RW

Details   Gifted to Richard from a long time gardener who wanted his strain of maize to carry on. It produces kennels larger than other varieties of maize so can be too large for some hand grinders. Plants grow to about 2m tall and generally produce one cob per plant, some plants can produce two but these cobs tend to be smaller.
Botanical name   Zea mays
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
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Maize - Sola - 79NS

Maize - Sola - 79NS

Details   The maize Sola is the name given to it by Nev, is was derived from an old maize that was commercially available back in the early 1970s when he first began growing it. Both Sue and Nev have a long history together, as plant and grower. It has changed during that lengthy association and now looks as if the sun is shining out of it. They use it principally in ground form for making what we regard as a very sustaining porridge (cooked with milk); rich and filling. Customers have also used it to create polenta and it seems to perform well used this way. Although the seed from which the original crop was grown from was possibly a hybrid (even back then) it is no longer so, and reliably produces consistent crops.
Botanical name   Zea mays
Grower name   Nev and Sue Sinclair
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
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Toconjoin - corn - 180RW

Toconjoin - corn - 180RW

Details   This mass crossing carried out Richard Watson used Early Gem, Golden, Bantam and as many F1 hybrids as possible, also added was another corn mix first grown back in 2001 by Peter Clarke, he had done likewise in mixing up many cultivars. Named Toconjoin as of 14/2/2023, this cultivar will continue to evolve similar to pre-1700's seed saving through the introduction of other cultivars once every 3-4 years. Over 200 plants are first used to achieve as much cross pollination as possible. The photo shows a selection of the best cobs from that 2020/21 crop.

13/7/2022 - During the growing season of 2020/21, one singe plant produced slightly purple kennels, those seeds were separated and grown 2021/22, this crop went on to produce around 10 plants with white kennels. No other maize or corn was grown nearby, there for there would not have been any contamination from outside of the garden. By combining a large pool of genetic diversity together, it can help in releasing genes that have been locked away from expressing themself, its possible that could go back 40-50 years.<
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Grower name   Richard Paul Watson
Storage Info   seed regrown every second year
Contains at least   100
Price per packet   $4.50