Growing Heirloom Gourdseed Corn

Today’s bland hybrid corns are a casualty of the industry’s focus on mass production and multi-purpose. Why not try growing heirloom gourdseed corn, a variety rich with history and flavor?

Gourdseed corn plants grow tall, with two ears held high on each stalk, denying raccoons their favorite sweet nighttime treat.
Gourdseed corn plants grow tall, with two ears held high on each stalk, denying raccoons their favorite sweet nighttime treat.  
Photo by Rob Cardillo