Open Pollinated Non Gmo Seed Corn
Specializing in Open Pollinated Seed Corn
Bill Murdock 712-251-5528
All heirloom seeds are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated seeds are heirloom. ... The broader sense of what heirloom means is associated with heritage, history, and nostalgia. In short, heirloom is seed saving. Heirloom plants are understood to grow from seeds handed down from one generation to the next.
If you have a patch of well-drained soil, you've got most of what it takes to grow heirloom corn. Many old-line, open-pollinated heirloom varieties are surprisingly easy to grow and provide delicious produce, perfect for eating fresh, canning or grinding into meal.
Dent, flint, and flour corn (grain corn): These types are left to dry out thoroughly on the stalks before they are harvested. Instead of harvesting them when the tassels turn brown, they will be left on the stalk weeks longer until the husks turn brown and dry as well. Ears of corn are cut from the stalk on a dry day (before frosts have started) and the husks are peeled back to allow the kernels to finish drying out completely.
“Open Pollinated” is a horticultural term meaning that the plant will produce seeds naturally. When these seeds are planted they will reliably reproduce the same plant as the parent. On the other hand, hybrid corn is the result of controlled pollination of inbred plants.
We are located in far Western Iowa in the Valley of the Missouri River.