Painted Mountain Flour Corn (Zea mays)
This corn was developed by Dave Christiansen for over 40 years by crossing close to 70 native dry corns and selecting for earliness and ability to withstand harsh conditions. It has been grown successfully from Siberia to South Africa. Plants are about 5 feet with 6-8 inch ears that have an unbelievable spectrum of colours. Highly decorative. Used for flour and ceremony. Matures in about 100 days on the coast.