60-Day “Survivor” Short Corn Seeds
At only 3 to 5 feet in height and a maturity range of 60 to 70 days, this is the Mad Max of corn. Technically it’s a field corn, good for drying and grinding into flour. But it’s dual purpose, in that you can also slather it in butter and salt and eat the 8 to 10-inch ears fresh when the seeds are at milk stage.
This short-statured corn lacks the glamour and mass-commercial appeal of big sweet corn hybrids, but it can be planted at high densities, or inter-mixed with other vegetables in polycultures (as in the photo, inter-planted with beans and sunflowers).
Plants of this size use less water (making them well adapted to the dry Northwestern summers), and they make the most of short growing seasons. This is corn for planting from late May through June in most frost-free locations, where it will reach full dry stage maturity before the return of cold autumn weather.
8 ounces (approximately 1,500 seeds!)