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Heirloom Corn Bloody Butcher

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An absolutely striking variety of Heirloom corn grown since the 1800’s, Bloody Butcher is probably the deepest red corn available anywhere. Ears grow to 12″, with a deep and bright red colour. Perfect for use as corn-on-the cobs as well as dried for decorative purposes.

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Heirloom Corn Bloody Butcher

Heirloom Corn Bloody Butcher. An absolutely striking variety of Heirloom corn grown since the 1800’s, Bloody Butcher is probably the deepest red corn available anywhere. Ears grow to 12″, with a deep and bright red colour. Perfect for use as corn-on-the cobs as well as dried for decorative purposes. Plants are taller than standard varieties and this variety is not suitable for exposed locations. 100-110 days from germination.

Cultivation Advice Heirloom Corn Bloody Butcher

  • Planting Depth 2-4″.
  • Soil temp. for germ.: 60-85°F.
  • Ensure the growing location has good drainage and enough humus to ensure the ground will not dry too quickly.
  • Sow in early spring under cover in 3in pots 1in deep for the earliest crop at a minimum temp of 60F,
  • warmth will aid germination rates.
  • Harden off before planting out.
  • Alternatively sow directly outside in late spring allowing 12-18in between plants and 18in between rows.
  • Corn must be planted in blocks, not as a single row to ensure good pollination.
  • Cover any roots that appear at the base with mulch or old compost to retain moisture.
  • Do not allow the crop to dry out during hot weather whilst flowering.

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