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Mandan Red Clay

(Parching) aka Lavender Mandan Parching. This strikingly beautiful and delicious flour/parching corn is said to come from the Mandan Tribe of North Dakota. Short (4’), stout and bushy plants with multiple tillers (secondary stalks) provide early yields of lavender colored ears. Parching corn is a soft kernelled type that puffs slightly when heated in a dry skillet, and makes a great snack eaten out of hand. It also grinds down to a beautiful pink cornmeal, used often in our house for pancakes, muffins, and cornbread. One of the more beautiful corns we’ve come across and wonderfully adapted to PNW growing conditions.
80-90 days. DW


Packet: 1oz (~80 seeds)

Product code: COR-MA

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Mandan Red Clay - Pkt
$3.50
Mandan Red Clay - 1/4lb
$10.00
Mandan Red Clay - 1/2lb
$16.00
Mandan Red Clay - 1lb
$29.00
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(Parching) aka Lavender Mandan Parching. This strikingly beautiful and delicious flour/parching corn is said to come from the Mandan Tribe of North Dakota. Short (4’), stout and bushy plants with multiple tillers (secondary stalks) provide early yields of lavender colored ears. Parching corn is a soft kernelled type that puffs slightly when heated in a dry skillet, and makes a great snack eaten out of hand. It also grinds down to a beautiful pink cornmeal, used often in our house for pancakes, muffins, and cornbread. One of the more beautiful corns we’ve come across and wonderfully adapted to PNW growing conditions.
80-90 days. DW

Packet: 1oz (~80 seeds)

Customer Reviews

Review by William
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We grew Mandan red clay corn on the coast of NC which is zone 8 during the summer of 2016. One word which describes this corn is resilient as it made it through several very strong coastal storms some with winds over 45 mph. The storms were so bad that I had to prop a lot of the stalks back up using bamboo sticks. As luck would have it, the corn survived probably because it is relatively short and bushy. In the end, we harvested several pounds of flour corn. We do plan to grow this again in 2017 but this time in the NC mountains. (Posted on 1/3/2017)
Review by Green Wizard
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I grew this and Painted Mountain in 2016. Mandan Red Clay had a lot of cobs and tassels that couldn't decide what they wanted to be. Ended up with a lot of small, disfigured cobs that were partially tassels, and tassels that were partially cobs. There was also a huge aphid infestation in mid-season. Not sure if I did something wrong to cause these things to happen. None of these problems occurred with Painted Mountain, which was amazing once again.

UPRISING RESPONSE:
Hi Green Wizard, thanks for the review and we're sorry to hear about the Mandan. You're right that they are a bushier plant and so will try to produce more cobs per plant (not with total success!) because of the multiple stems. We have had good success but it's not refined by any means and a bit wild!


(Posted on 12/11/2016)

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