Corn & Maize Seed

Corn - Early Gem - 84RW25

Corn - Early Gem - 84RW25

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.
Botanical name  Zea Mays
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  approx 50
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Corn - Kascade Korn - 85NS26

Corn - Kascade Korn - 85NS26

Details  The original kascade korn plants commenced life here 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
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Maize - Sola - 79NS76A

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
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
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Maize - Billard - 122RW94A

Maize - Billard - 122RW94A

Details  Gifted to Richard from a long grower. Billard maize produces mainly a double row cob of larger kennels on a long cob. 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. For grinding the size of these kennels can be too large for some grinders
Botanical name  Zea mays
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Richard watson
Corn - Blue Hopi - 162RG101

Corn - Blue Hopi - 162RG101

Details  
Blue corn also known as Hopi maize, 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
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Sweet Corn - yet to be named grex - 179RW

Sweet Corn - yet to be named grex - 179RW

Details  This grex cross Richard Watson used Early Gem, Golden, Bantam and as many F1 hybrids as he could find, also added was another grex mix given to him by Peter Clarke who had mixed up many varieties years earlier. The idea of this cross breeding was to aim for a corn that had the 'sweet' of the modern F1's and more substance or starch of that of the heirlooms.  Over 200 plants are used to achieve as much cross pollination as possible. The photo shows a selection of cobs from the 2021 crop
Botanical name  Zea Mays
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  approx 100
Grower name  Richard Watson
Popcorn - Mini black - 189ALB

Popcorn - Mini black - 189ALB

Botanical name  Zea Mays
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Alice Le Brun