Corn / Maize

One of the hardest heirloom crops to keep pure and uninfected by GMO's is corn or maize. The first and probably the most important rule is your stand size. Maize plantings cannot be less than 40 plants. This is the absolute minimum and double would be better. There is no way that one can effectively save seed from year to year of an OP maize variety with less than 40 plants.

If you do, you will find that you will have destroyed the genetic variation essential in heirloom and OP corn varieties that can never be recovered.

Also with a stand size of less than 40 plants you will also find that a high percentage of your harvest will be poorly pollinated and kernels will be missing on the cob.

Fortunately, we at Livingseeds understand that besides just getting a crop to eat, many of you would like to save your precious corn seed from year to year. We supply a minimum of 80 seeds and often well over 100 seeds, so that you have the means in every single packet to enable to save your corn seed from year to year. Supplying you with too few seeds from the outset will put you at a disadvantage in terms of seed saving.

Please have a look at this link, Keeping Heirloom Corn seed pure for more information on how to plant and save your seed.


Black Aztec Corn

Black Aztec Corn

Zea mays A stunning producer of small dark purple/black cobs. This variety was donated to us by S..

R18.00 R24.00 Ex Tax: R18.00

Bloody Butcher Corn

Bloody Butcher Corn

TESTED GM-Infection FREE For Roundup Ready®, Cyr1 and Cyr2 (Bt resistant traits) Zea mays An i..

R20.00 Ex Tax: R20.00

Chires Baby Sweetcorn

Chires Baby Sweetcorn

Zea mays A real miniature Open pollinated corn, these plants can produce upto 20 ears on well gro..

R24.00 Ex Tax: R24.00

Country Gentleman Sweetcorn

Country Gentleman Sweetcorn

Zea mays First listed in 1890 as the best of its type, Country Gentleman has held its own aga..

R22.00 Ex Tax: R22.00

Dakota Black Popcorn

Dakota Black Popcorn

Open pollinated. A seriously tasty popcorn. As with the Strawberry popcorn, this is a gourmet po..

R20.00 R24.00 Ex Tax: R20.00

Glass Gem Corn

Glass Gem Corn

Zea maysOh, are we excited about this new corn variety!We have been growing this out for a few years..

R24.00 Ex Tax: R24.00

Green Oaxacan Corn

Green Oaxacan Corn

Zea maysGreen Oaxacan is probably the oldest dent corn variety that we have in our collection. Highl..

R20.00 Ex Tax: R20.00

Indian Rainbow Corn

Indian Rainbow Corn

Zea mays These beautiful cobs that can be used in many ways. Each cob has multi coloured kern..

R25.08 Ex Tax: R22.00

Southern Cross Corn

Southern Cross Corn

Zea mays Southern Cross was a very common OP variety in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Southern Cross is on..

R22.00 Ex Tax: R22.00

Strawberry Popcorn

Strawberry Popcorn

Zea mays This is possibly the best popcorn I have ever eaten. The kernels pop into a small br..

R22.00 Ex Tax: R22.00

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