Seneca Red Stalker Corn
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 corn meal.
- 100 days
- ±2,300 seeds/lb
- Flint corn
- Multicolor kernels
- Purple-red stalks and husks
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
Excellent maize variety to use in a 3 sisters garden to support pole beans. Did great in the worst weather summer in my life here in central Massachusetts. Grew to 8 or 9 feet , multiple ears per stalk. Braided and drying . Can't wait to use this winter.
Great production , had a few grow 12 ft , most 9 to 10 ft. 2 and 3 ears on every stalk. We grow in a traditional 3 sisters garden. Plan to use in traditional dishes of my Wendat ancestors over the winter. Will grow again here in central Massachusetts.
by Tennessee Gardener
Very hardy and prolific corn, and each colorful ear was unique. I hand-ground some of the corn into cornmeal and grits. It made pink cornbread and pink grits, and they were delicious. The cracked corn was preferred by my chickens over the co-op chicken scratch. Saved some seed and planted the next year, and it all came up, too.
Great dye…good food.
by WA Dye Gardener
I grew this beautiful corn in Western Washington as a trial dye plant. The cornmeal is a bonus to look forward to. I dyed yarn and cotton threads and got beautiful purple on alum mordanted materials. I dyed with the husks, stem and any red cobs. Great results with both fresh and dried plant materials. Two of my yarn samples in the fresh vat dyed a great teal blue. I’ll definitely grow it again.
Bought this to grow as a dye plant. Got approx 48 seeds in the packet. Not one single plant sprouted.