Corn Seeds - Mandan Red Clay Corn
- Seed Count: 85 Seeds
- Maturity: 90-100 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Height: Medium Stalk
- Origin: Mandan Tribes of the Northern Plains
- Unique Feature: Deep, Earthy Red Kernels
Mandan Red Clay Corn carries a heritage deeply interwoven with the Mandan tribes of the Northern Plains. Recognized for its deep, earthy red kernels, this corn variety stands as a testament to the rich agricultural heritage of indigenous tribes. The color, reminiscent of the clay terrains of its native regions, speaks volumes about the adaptability and close connection the Mandan tribes had with their environment.
Mandan Red Clay Corn is celebrated not just for its historical significance but also for its culinary versatility. When ground, the kernels produce a flour that's rich in color and imbued with a unique flavor, making it perfect for traditional corn-based recipes. Moreover, its vibrant hue offers an ornamental appeal, making it a centerpiece in various harvest festivals and indigenous ceremonies.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
For successful cultivation of Mandan Red Clay Corn, start by sowing seeds at a depth of 1 inch, ensuring they're spaced 8-12 inches apart, with row spacing set at 24-36 inches. This corn variety has a preference for full sun, ensuring it receives adequate warmth for growth. It thrives best in fertile, well-drained soil. To achieve an abundant harvest, consistent watering is key, especially during critical growth phases like tasseling and the formation of kernels. Proper care ensures not only a bountiful yield but also retains the legacy of the Mandan tribes.