Seeds > Corn - Dent

Please do not order more than 40 packets total.

Zea mays. Domesticated by Meso-Americans along the Rio Balsas of Mexico by at least 6,700 BC, corn is a staple food and has many ritual uses. Various kernel colors are selected for ceremonies and feast foods, and pollen is collected for ceremonial and medicinal purposes.

We suggest planting a minimum of 15-30 plants.  With less you are likely to get poor pollination, and few kernels on your ears of corn.  100 plants or more are best for pollination and for good genetic diversity in the seeds you save from your harvest.  You can learn more about growing corn (including hand pollination) here.

Mature kernels of dent corn are dented due to flour heart and flint sides. Used for elote (roasted), posole, masa, tamales, tortillas, corn beer and animal feed. Approx. 15g/50 seeds per packet.