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Rare Corn Seed Stash

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Mitchell1 starts with ...
Hey All,

I was at a local market the other day and walked past a vendor selling chocolate. The vendor had aztec heritage and he marketed his chocolate as aztec chocolate and he had aztec decorations on his table. The thing that caught my eye was some dark blue corn! I asked him about it and he says he grinds it up into a flour and uses it in one of his chocolate bar. I asked him where he got it and he said that each time he goes over to Mexico he brings some back with him! So it got me thinking who else has rare corn seed tucked away!?

So I'm just putting it out there to see if anyone has rare corn (preferably coloured) varieties that they've been growing/stashed away.

I can find evidence that we have the following coloured corn varieties in Australia: Blue Hopi, Anasazi, Painted Mountain, Red Aztec, Black Aztec, Blue Mini-popcorn, Mandan, Strawberry mini. I'm actually surprised that I found that many!

Does anyone have anything other than these? I'm so jealous of what they can get their hands on over the States!
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phil@tyalgum says...
I have a stash of Ancient Anasazi coloured corn if you want it.
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Speedy says...
I've got Hickory King , a white dent corn that I use for tortillas, tamales, sopes etc.
Sometimes I use it iif I'm making up Mexican style drinking chocolate.
I got a few varieties from Paul Ubrihien over in Bega, NSW.
Golden Supreme, Manning (?) , Hickory King ( to add to the genetics of the seed that I had, Golden superb, and another red var.
I only kept up with saving Hickory King because it was taking too much effort to keep the strains clean and strong..... at least 100 plants (200 is better) need to be grown to prevent inbreeding depression and weakening of the variety.
I couldn't get anyone else interested in growing it.
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13th December 2017 1:31pm
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Speedy says...
Maybe contact Bega Valley Seedsavers. There may be someone keeping Paul's maize varieties going.
He sold his farm about 6-7 yrs ago so probably won't be still growing it.
Here's a video worth watching

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JCVwG9gdgzQ
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13th December 2017 1:33pm
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Speedy says...
Btw, I haven't been here on the forum for a while and my profile say I'm at Swan Hill, but I've relocated to Castlemaine where there's a bit more local interest in growing small grain crops.
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Kath5 says...
Glass gem occasionally pops up in the local seed exchange facebook group, but I'm always too slow to get it.
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14th December 2017 3:30am
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