105 day. Bloody Butcher is a beautiful multi-purpose corn. It makes great corn meal or flour, is a beautiful decorating corn, and it can be eaten as a sweet corn when picked in it's milk stage. It has large ears with deep burgundy kernels.
Minimum of 50 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1 inch
Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Row Spacing: 12-24 inches
Direct seed after the last danger of frost has passed and soil temperature is above 60 degrees F. Can be started indoors 2 weeks before transplanting.
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We've been growing hard corn for about 9 years now. We use the corn primarily for hominy, although we also grind some of it for other uses. We've tried various types of hard corn for making hominy with varying results. We grew Bloody Butcher a few years ago as part of that testing. What we found is that Bloody Butcher takes a bit longer to nixtamalize because of the outer hull, but it makes really good hominy that falls apart when it's boiled and then simmered all afternoon. It's the only hominy that we've tried that does that. That's quite helpful for someone like myself with few chewing teeth. I'm ordering seeds for this year because we're going back to Bloody Butcher corn for our hominy corn.
The last time we grew it, the plants got between 10 and 12 feet tall on average and were strong plants. They gave us a really good harvest that year.
A most awesome corn! We planted this corn on new ground just added some horse manure, tilled it, waited a month, re-tilled, and planted. So it was probably our fault that we did not get a good germination rate; BUT what did come up, - ! Oh my! It was 10 foot tall and wind prove! On top of a hill with only a stalk here and there, not one blew over! And it produced 3 or 4 ears per stalk out producing any other corn I have ever seen or heard tell of; each ear had 14 to 16 rows and were a foot or more long!!! Truly AWESOME