Organic Double Standard Corn, Sweet Bi-Color Corn $3.25 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - This bi-colored sweet corn, hearkens back to a delicious yellow corn from the early 1900’s called Burnell and an early white kerneled heirloom from the Saint Lawrence Valley in New York state .  Known for its vigor, sweetness and easy pollination.  Organic Tender, sweet kernels Ideal for freezing and fresh eating Sweet corn 75-90 days   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3/4” deep after danger of frost has passed. Plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8-12" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of water. Plant 4" apart Plant 1" Deep Germinates in 5-10 days Plant Rows 36-48" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Two Inch Strawberry Corn $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Small red strawberry-shaped ears are good for popping and gorgeous for fall decorations. Plants are 5-6' tall with 2-4 ears per stalk. 100 days. Organic Plants grow to 5-6 feet Produces 2-4 ears per stalk Strawberry shaped ears Red kernels Popcorn 100 days 100 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Plant 4" apart Plant 1/2" Deep Plant Rows 36-48" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Golden Bantam Improved Corn, 1902 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Producing an early crop for home gardeners and market growers, this historic variety has an excellent sweet flavor and is ideal for freezing and fresh eating. The original strain of Golden Bantam was introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902, and this improved strain was selected for even longer ears and greater tenderness. 70-85 days. Organic Tender, sweet kernels Ideal for freezing and fresh eating Sweet corn 70-85 days 100 Seeds  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1” deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8” apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of water. Plant 4" apart Plant 1" Deep Germinates in 4-21 days Plant Rows 36-48" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Tom Thumb Corn, 1860 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - (aka Hulless, Dwarf Rice, Squirrel Tooth) The original Tom Thumb popcorn dates to circa the 1860s. This strain is the result of refinements made on the original by Professor Elwyn Meader of the University of New Hampshire. Dwarf 3½' plants produce 1-2 ears each that measure up to 4" long. Good for coastal and short-season areas. 85-90 days. ±280 seeds/oz. Organic Grows 3-4 feet tall 1-2 ears per stalk Good for coastal and short-season areas Popcorn 85-90 days 50 Seeds per oz   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Direct Seed: 4" Apart Germination: 4-21 Days Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Bear Paw Corn, 1950 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Developed by Glenn Thompson of VT, who grew and distributed this popcorn in New England from the 1930s until the mid-1960s. Served in movie theaters and featured at the World’s Fair. Plants 4-5' tall. Pearly off-white kernels. The 4-5" ears are often flattened and split at the silk end, giving them the appearance of a bear’s paw. 70-80 days. ±250 seeds/oz. Organic & Open-Pollinated Grows 4-5 feet tall Ears grow to 4-5 inches Ears have the appearance of a bear's paw Popcorn 70-80 days 50 Seeds per packet   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Direct Seed: 4" Apart Germination: 4-21 Days Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Dakota Black Popcorn, Organic $3.25 $3.50
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Beautiful 4½ in. ears, great flavor. 15 rows per ear. 6 ft. stalks, 1 ear per stalk, above-average pest resistance.  Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) Variety  Instructions - Requires a soil temperature of 65 degrees F to germinate well. Succession plantings can then be made 2-3 weeks apart. Harvest and dry popcorn down as you would grinding corn. Thorough drying is important in getting kernels that will pop. Popcorns are resistant to ear damage by birds.  Sow seed 1" in deep  Rows: 36 in" apart  Thin: 6-12 in. apart    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Seneca Red Stalker $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Flint corn with highly ornamental purple-red stalks and husks. This 1980s introduction is a selection out of the variety Seneca Indian promoted by Robson Seed Farms of Hall, New York. Plants grow 7' tall with large 8-9" ears of multicolor kernels. Can be ground for cornmeal. 100 days. ±2,300 seeds/lb. Organic Multicolor kernels Purple-red stalks and husks Flint corn 100 days 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Direct Seed: 4" Apart Germination: 4-21 Days Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Roy's Calais Corn, 1930's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Plants grow 7' tall and bear 8-12" gold-yellow or maroon-red ears. Primarily used for cornmeal, posole, or hominy. A flint corn that probably hails from the western Abenaki (Sokoki) indigenous people of Vermont. Passed down to Roy and Ruth Fair of North Calais, Vermont, in the 1930s from Roy’s father, who received it from his own father. 90-95 days. Organic & Open-Pollinated Plants grow 7 feet tall 8-12 inch ears Flint corn 90-95 days 50 Seeds per pack   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before planting out Germination: 10-15 Days Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Country Gentleman Corn, 1890 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - A home garden variety grown for fresh eating or canning, this standard, late-season white corn has narrow “shoepeg” (non-rowed) kernels. Tapered 7-8" ears grow on 7-8' stalks that often produce two ears. This historic variety was introduced in 1890 by S. D. Woodruff & Sons of Orange, Connecticut. 88-92 days.   Organic Sweet corn Plants grow 7-8 feet tall 7-8 inch ears, often 2 per stalk "Shoe-peg" kernels (non-rowed) 88-92 days 100 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Plant 4" apart Plant 1/2" Deep Plant Rows 36-48" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Cherokee Long Ear Small Popcorn, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Seedstock from Merlyn Niedens, combining several strains of long-ear Cherokee popcorn sent by Carl Barnes of Turpin, OK. Carl has helped save many of the Cherokee corn that came west over the Trail of Tears. Small kernelled variety makes surprisingly large pops, yielding for a low hull/ corn ratio. Great flavor. Highly ornamental, 5-7 in. ears have many shiny colors including red, blue, orange, white, and yellow. 6-8 ft. plants. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms   Instructions - Requires a soil temperature of 65 degrees F to germinate well. Succession plantings can then be made 2-3 weeks apart. Harvest and dry popcorn down as you would grinding corn. Thorough drying is important in getting kernels that will pop. Popcorns are resistant to ear damage by birds.  Sow seed 1" in deep  Rows: 36 in" apart  Thin: 6-12 in. apart    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Hjerleid Blue Corn, Organic $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This mid-season-maturing corn topped the list when Seed Savers Exchange staff ranked a dozen corn varieties for flavor in 2018! The ears of this white sweet corn turn a striking dark blue at maturity but are most flavorful (and have tender kernels) when just slightly blue in color. SSE received this variety from Marvin Gonitzke, who in turn received it from Eugene Hjerleid, a coworker at Johnson Printing in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This corn was grown since at least the early 1940s in Blair, Wisconsin, by Eugene’s grandfather, Ludwig Hjerleid. 100 days.  Characteristics:  Organic  Historic Variety  Plants grow 4-6 feet tall and ears reaching 4-6 inches long  Ideal for freezing and fresh eating  Sweet corn  100 days  New for 2023  From the collection  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1” deep after the danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8” apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of water.  Direct Seed: 4" Apart  Germination: 4-21 Days  Row Aparts: 36-48"  Light: Full Sun   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Floriani Red Flint Corn, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Family heirloom from the Valsugana valley of Italy near Trento, via William Rubel. Originally brought to Italy from America, it evolved over hundreds of years to become the staple polenta corn of the valley. Introduced by SESE and Fedco Seeds 2009. Beautiful medium- to deep-red kernels are slightly pointed. Cornmeal has a pink cast, and makes a polenta with a remarkably rich, complex flavor. Plants grow 7-10 ft. tall - slightly smaller and faster maturing than other varieties we offer. Some tendency to lodge. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Plant these grains (field) when the soil is at least 55 degrees, or when dogwood leaves are the size of squirrel’s ears.  Flint corns tend to do well in wet and cold climates, they are especially common in the Northeast. They have pointed kernels in which the hard part of the kernel predominates, and they are especially good for cooking methods that involve boiling, such as polenta and johnnycakes. Harvest for roasting when ears have just reached full size, or for dry corn when husks have fully yellowed. Space plants at 12"-24" depending on variety height in 36" rows.    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Blue Jade Corn $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - One of the only sweet corns that can be grown in containers, the 3-foot-tall plants of this variety bear 3-6 ears. The peak time for eating is when kernels are just turning blue, but can be eaten when white or steel blue. This variety is from Dutch seedsman and Seed Savers Exchange member Kees Sahin. 70-80 days. ±185 seeds/oz Organic & Open Pollinated Sweet corn Plants grow up to 3 feet 3-6 ears per stalk White kernels mature to steel blue color Can be grown in containers 70-80 days 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Direct Seed: 4" Apart Germination: 4-21 Days Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Black Aztec Corn $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Vigorous 6' plants produce 8" ears. Kernels will turn jet black when mature. Makes an excellent blue cornmeal. 70-90 days. Open-Pollinated Plants grow to 6 feet White kernels turn to black when mature Ears grow to 8 inches Produces blue cornmeal 70-90 days 50 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Direct Seed: 4" Apart Germination: 4-21 Days Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Who Gets Kissed Sweet Corn $2.95 $3.25
Limited Availability - We cannot re-order this variety and we will continue to sell it until it is out of stock. High Mowing Organic Seed - Excellent flavor and texture; good cool soil emergence. Compact 5-6' tall plants with ears 2' off the ground; 14-16 rows of kernels each. Good tip fill and husk coverage. Ears have an extended harvest window - check frequently for maturity. Developed by Dr. Bill Tracy, Jared Zystro, Dr. Adrienne Shelton, and Dr. John Navazio in collaboration with the Organic Seed Alliance and farmer Martin Diffley, and introduced in 2015. High Mowing is proud to be the exclusive producer of organic seed for this variety. A portion of the sales for this variety are paid to the breeder.  Characteristics:  Organic Tender, sweet kernels Ideal for freezing and fresh eating Sweet corn 1/2 Ounce  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1” deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8” apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of water. Plant 3" apart Plant 1" Deep Germinates in 7-10 days Plant Rows 36" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
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