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..