Calhoun Creek Red Dent Corn
'Calhoun Creek Red' corn ear.

Calhoun Creek Red Dent Corn

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Calhoun Creek Red
Dent Corn

103 to 109 days — 'Calhoun Creek Red' dark purple stalks have green leaves, reach about seven feet tall, and produce ears that set about four feet off of the ground. It exhibits above average early vigor, stand-ability, and disease tolerance. The ears are six inches long with purple cobs containing twelve to sixteen rows of dark kernels that are about the color of black berries. This coloration is due to the a high content of the antioxidant, Anthocyanin. The kernels are primarily dent-type but some flint will be found mixed on the ears.

Can be eaten fresh as sweet corn or allowed to mature and dry. When it is ground, it makes a beautiful lavender colored corn meal that can be used to make corn bread, corn cakes, corn pudding and fried mush. It also makes very pretty purple corn cob jelly and "chicha morada."[1] Chickens, sheep, and pigs (as well as rodents!) prefer this corn to any white or yellow grain varieties. The dried husks and stalks make pretty fall décor and sell fast at farmers markets.

'Calhoun Creek Red' dent corn contains a diverse genetic base from "corn belt" varieties, as well as from Europe and Mexico, and should adapt wherever early and medium maturity corn is grown. Each pack contains ounce, which is approximately 115 seeds.
This is a must try for cornbread enthusiasts.
Cornbread looks and tastes as if it had added cocoa. Stunning and unique flavor. This is a must try for cornbread enthusiasts. I typically raise Bloody Butcher. This corn has less germination and produces less corn per stalk. You will need to adjust if you want the same volume. All our corn is raised in the "three sisters" technique because we are gone all summer. That there is anything at all when we return in the fall is saying a lot about the toughness of this corn. Give it a try if you like intense flavor.
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