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I bet you plant the yellow and get colors. The first time I planted dry corn I planted a cob that was all dark red/brown. Solid. Come harvest I got reds, blues, purples, some yellow, and some others.

I would just plant pure painted mountain and select for the ones that taste good when young for sweet corn. And now you can have fresh or let it dry from one corn.
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Re: Painted Mountain x Spring Treat

So here we are September 7, 2013.
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This Spring I planted yellow and the dark red / black kernels only. Mixed them together and sown. Here are some pictures.

I'm assuming that the red stocks are from the dark seed and the green from the yellows.
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This ear is about 2 weeks ahead of the rest.
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A couple of observations:
Wood chips had no ill effect on the plant grouth.
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Some of the ears are huge
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Transplanted thinnings will grow and produce ears. The transplant's stress lasted almost 3 weeks. They recovered, but only grew to half the height of the main crop. Even with the stress, they tassel and silk about the same time as the main crop.
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Nice! So you'll be harvesting in a couple of weeks?
That one early ear looks all red, but won't there be bi-colors too?
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applestar wrote:Nice! So you'll be harvesting in a couple of weeks?
That one early ear looks all red, but won't there be bi-colors too?
Thank you.

Last year I harvested around the 18th of September. This year maybe a little later do to the cooler weather.

That is the $64,000. dollar question, Apple. Will I have bi-color. I have not peeked in any of the yellow ears, they are tightly wrapped. Time will tell. 8)

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I harvested 4 ears this afternoon. Sept 20 2013

Take a look at the first picture.
One ear is two-tone. Red bottom and yellow top. The cob is also red.
Next is bi-color white and yellow. Looks like many sweet corn.
The next two are more typical, but have a higher count of yellow.

I boiled and eat 3 of the 4. I wouldn't say any of them are very sweet. The more typical Painted Mountain looking was bland and chewy.

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Looks like harvest is maybe another 2 or more weeks out.

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Do you have any ears that are younger than pictured? They look over mature for "green" corn and not a fair taste trial as sweet corn.

The color dstribution look really interesting 8) They'll make nice fall decoration as well. :wink:
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I harvested my Painted Mountain during yesterdays high winds.

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Re: Painted Mountain x Spring Treat

Looks great! Any further notes on taste of the cross?

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NICE! So these will be flour corn? ...or are flour corn harvested dry? I guess you'll be putting them through that gadget you got last year 8)

Do you give some to the ducks or do ducks not eat corn?
Will you sort the colors again?

What are you doing with all the stalks? Chop up and compost? Mulch?
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applestar wrote:NICE! So these will be flour corn? ...or are flour corn harvested dry? I guess you'll be putting them through that gadget you got last year 8)

Do you give some to the ducks or do ducks not eat corn?
Will you sort the colors again?

What are you doing with all the stalks? Chop up and compost? Mulch?
Last two weeks has been rain and wind. A friend on the west side of the Island tallied 3 inches, but I bet it's over that. I took a gamble and harvested. I figured there wouldn't be enough dry days to cure naturally.
[youtudotbe]https://youtu.be/V4PX8-laIMU[/youtudotbe]

Yes, The ducks, dogs and Eric eat corn. Painted Mountain is classified as a flour corn, but I mostly do a meal grind. Love corn bread. I have also taken the cured kernals and parched. Here's a googled link on parched corn
https://www.utahpreppers.com/2009/10/sur ... ched-corn/

After removing the ear from the stock, I snapped the stock be stepping on them. My first thought was to just leave them on the ground and cover with card board. I do have a shredder maybe I will speed up the process

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Applestar wrote: Will you sort the colors again?
No. The only sorting I will be doing is size of kernel. I'm not sure this is even a good idea. Painted Mountain has over 70 varieties crossbreed. I've decided I better plant the whole spectrum to keep diversity. I'm thinking of buying new seed stock and starting over.
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Re: Painted Mountain x Spring Treat

Short video on the total harvest.
[youtudotbe]https://youtu.be/s4AsL2DUofg[/youtudotbe]

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