Corn ‘Bloody Butcher’

Corn ‘Bloody Butcher’

Description

An old heirloom corn from Virginia (likely traded amongst Native Americans long before this). One of the first mentions of Bloody Butcher is in 1845, making this corn a real American heirloom with a true corn flavor hard to find nowadays. Reaches 12′ with two ears per stalk; the ears themselves are 8-12″ long and present a range of colors from dark red-black to pink. Traditionally used for flour, cornmeal, roasting or frying. Very good drought tolerance. 98-120 days to harvest. Excellent Halloween decoration with a perfect name as well for the season.

Care: Plant 4-6″ apart in rows 24″ apart in full sun and rich fertile soil.  Corn is wind-pollinated and individual varieties should be planted in blocks of at least 4′ by 4′ for best ear formation..

Product Description

An old heirloom corn from Virginia (likely traded amongst Native Americans long before this). One of the first mentions of Bloody Butcher is in 1845, making this corn a real American heirloom with a true corn flavor hard to find nowadays. Reaches 12′ with two ears per stalk; the ears themselves are 8-12″ long and present a range of colors from dark red-black to pink. Traditionally used for flour, cornmeal, roasting or frying. Very good drought tolerance. 98-120 days to harvest. Excellent Halloween decoration with a perfect name as well for the season.

Care: Plant 4-6″ apart in rows 24″ apart in full sun and rich fertile soil.  Corn is wind-pollinated and individual varieties should be planted in blocks of at least 4′ by 4′ for best ear formation..

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