Mandan Bride Corn
Attributed to the Mandan tribe of North Dakota; this Native American flour corn was planted by Mandan women along with beans, sunflowers, and squash. This corn with its colorful autumnal kernels, some of which are striped, can be used in fall displays or ground into corn meal. Plants will produce several 6-8” ears on 6’ plants.
- 85-90 days
- Flint corn
- 6-8 inch long ears
- Multicolor kernels
- Plants grow to 6 feet
This variety works for:
Cornmeal is the key ingredient in cornbread, tortillas, polenta, and tamales. Once ears of corn are completely dry you can remove the kernels and grind them in a grain mill to a fine or medium texture. Store in an airtight container.
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
Ratings & Reviews
It is a pleasant tasting flour. After my seeds were stored in a closet for seven years I planted again and they still germinated.
This is the most beautiful corn. The stalks are weak though but it is worth growing, especially if you like to grind your own cornmeal.
This makes the best grits I’ve ever eaten.
First time growing this. did great, survived 2 weeks straight over 100 degrees with wind so hard I put up windscreen, and days without sun from smoke from the fires Germination was nearly 100%. Yield was 3 times the Blue Jade I planted last year The colors were beautiful. Saved a couple of deep red and black ears to plant next year. Can't wait to grind it.
Awesome looking crop.
Do you sell seeds outside the US?
We do sell to Canada. Other international orders are not impossible, but in general we do not ship internationally...as there are many factors beyond the cost of shipping. Please contact us at 563-382-5990 if you'd like more information.
Beautiful ears with excellent flavor
Excellent taste and aroma. I have used it for cornmeal and made it into masa for tortillas. Produced a wide range of colors, beautiful while hanging up drying.
most vigorous corn I've ever seen
100% germination, extremely thick strong stalks, nearly 7 feet tall. no pests, no weaknesses to spot, just tall strong prolific corn. I am amazed at how well it's growing. I look forward to harvesting, and will grow twice as much of this variety next year. Zone 4B, Fargo ND