Waimanalo Orange Corn [Out of Stock]

$4.00

A Cateto-like dark orange flint corn developed in Hawaii and brought to North Carolina. Waimanalo Orange started by crossing a number of breeding lines from Jim Brewbaker, a long-time tropical maize breeder in Hawaii focused on disease resistance, with a breeding population from Frank Kutka, a maize breeder from the Upper Midwest.

Seed keeper: Jay Bost, Laughing Springs Farm, Boone, NC

Germination Rate: pending, assumed good.

Packet Weight: 21g (approx 68 seeds per packet).

Shipping is charged at a flat rate of $5 per shipment, so order as many packets as you like! Note: SEEDS WILL SHIP THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH.

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A Cateto-like dark orange flint corn developed in Hawaii and brought to North Carolina. Waimanalo Orange started by crossing a number of breeding lines from Jim Brewbaker, a long-time tropical maize breeder in Hawaii focused on disease resistance, with a breeding population from Frank Kutka, a maize breeder from the Upper Midwest. Frank had developed a population based on a number of Cateto varieties from Argentina with an intense, dark orange color( =high carotene). The combination of dark orange and good disease resistance has been selected after the initial cross for ~10 generations. Waimanalo Orange is longer on the maturity scale, flowering at around 75 days after seeding in Boone and ready to harvest at around 110-120 days. Its hard, glassy, oily rich kernels are great for cornmeal, polenta, and masa. In our two years of growing alongside other Cateto types in North Carolina, we found Waimanalo Orange to be more robust and productive.

The Appalachian Seed Growers Collective

Things that are important to us:

  • Regionally Adapted – our seeds have been grown and saved in place for at least three years by farmers in the region.
  • Regionally Important – as a regional seed collective we are open to growing and stewarding seeds that have regional historic or cultural significance.
  • Seed Grower Community – we want to create community and opportunities for people to become seed growers in Southern Appalachia, including new farmers.
  • Seed Grower Economics – as a collective we are advocating for better seed contract prices and terms for our collective and sharing the economic risks of growing seeds.
  • Valuing Land and Labor – our internal economics pays growers for their time and land use in growing seeds, not for the quantity of seeds they produce. This eliminates inherent risks in growing seeds and varietal variations in yield, but also allows growers to select for quality over quantity.

SEED SALES WILL RUN UNTIL MARCH 15TH OR UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF STOCK. ALL ORDERS WILL BE HAND-PACKED BY OUR COLLECTIVE THE THIRD WEEK OF MARCH AND SHIPPED BY THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH. Your seed purchasing directly supports the work of the collective and is very much appreciated in these early stages!

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Weight 0.0462971 lbs

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