Open Oak Party Mix

Crop: Corn (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Use/Type: Dent

Breeder: Andrew Still Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project

OSSI Pledge Date: 12/5/2016

Release Date: 12/5/2016

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


Our main crop field corn that we grow for cornmeal, flour & for making masa. After grinding, we sometimes sift out the coarse polenta from the flour & we have two different staple foods from a single crop. Selected for medium-sized, early ears that range in color from yellow to orange to red. All single color ears, which is useful for zeroing in on the particular flavor of each color. High yielding with good fertility. A flinty dent type selected from a freely crossed population of Wapsie Valley Dent, Vermont Flint, Garland Flint, Italian Polenta & several unnamed dent varieties from a University of Wisconsin breeding project for nutrition. This is an early selection & is still purposefully variable. We hope to improve it constantly through selection.

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