Bloody Butcher is an old and extremely popular Virginia southern dent corn that has been available since at least 1845. Its stalks reach 10-12 feet tall with two to six ears per stalk. Its kernels are often used for roasting and flour or for cornmeal.     


Corn, Bloody Butcher

    • Deep red and black indented kernels
    • Ears grow up to 9 inches
    • Produces up to 2-6 ears per stalk
    • Dent corn
    • 120 days
    • 100 seeds/packet
  • Planting - 

    • Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost. 

    • For best results, plant in 3 to 6 row blocks instead of a single row 

    • Thin 8" apart. 

    • Keep seeds moist however avoid over saturating seeds 

    • Maturing crops Prefers consistent watering in well-drained soil. 

    Harvesting -  

    • Plan harvest in early morning or in the evening. 

    • If harvesting it for sweet, or milk stage, wait until corn silk is dark brown all the way to the husk. 

    • If harvesting for seed or full maturity, allow corn to dry on stalk, seed corn is most optimal when ears and husk are completely dry and starting to point downwards. 


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