Maize: Painted Mountain
Maize is an annual warm-climate crop in the grass family, thriving in open sunny environments with daytime temperatures of 20-24C. Maize is used fresh, frozen, canned, rolled and roasted for corn flakes, pressed for oil, or processed for ethanol as fuel. Maize is also an important feed source for poultry, swine and cattle. The whole plant is used as green fodder or as silage for cattle.
A beautiful, multicolor-kerneled flour corn developed by corn breeder Dave Christensen for production in the northern USA. It produces well in temperate climates and tolerates drought and cold. Ears are an average of 18cm long. Kernels are starchy and used to make flour and hominy. 70-90 days to maturity.