Sweetcorn Bloody Butcher

Ears grow to 12″, with a deep and bright red color. Perfect for use as corn-on-the cobs as well as dried for decorative purposes.

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Sweetcorn 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 color. 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 Sweetcorn Bloody Butcher

Planting Depth: 2-4″
Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-85°F
Days to Germ.: 4-12
Plant Spacing:12-18″
Days to Maturity: 100-110
Location: Full Sun

 

  • 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.