Sister Carolyn Hoying's garden photos
Our sweet corn grew to over 12 feet in the Community Garden only to find out that it had red kernels. After some investigation, found out we planted an heirloom type Bloody Moon corn that has been passed on through generations. A corn used for Fall decorations. No, it is better not to eat! Our neighbors who planted the corn were very disappointed to hear the outcome.
A little information about the corn:
The corn is known as Bloody Butcher Corn.
(Zea Mays) Known in the U.S. since 1845, is originally from Virginia. Plants grow up to 12 feet tall and have at least two ears per stalk; each ear is 8 - 12 inches long. Striking maroon and red-black kernels. Used for flour, cornmeal, or corn on the cob when young. Good drought tolerance. Great for fall decorations. 100-110 maturation.
Interesting, isn't it! I had to do some investigating when Sister Donna said the kernels on the corn were red in color. Guess the corn will make for some nice Fall settings!