77 days — The stalks of 'Bronze-Orange' are short (three to four feet tall) producing two, but up to five, ears per stalk. As the name implies, the kernels display a gradient of beautiful, bronze to orange colors. It can be eaten young as a roasting ear and as corn on the cob, or allowed to mature and dry to be used for flour or cornmeal.
Introduced in 1987, 'Bronze-Orange' was bred by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds. Its parentage included three old varieties - 'Tarahumara Sweet', 'Guaymas Orange', and 'Faro Chilean'. From our research, it appears that it was last sold commercially in the late 1998 by Deep Diversity Seeds and J. L. Hudson. Very rare, even when it was originally available.
Each packet contains one ounce, which is approximately 110 seeds.