corn seed question : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

No, this isn't the same question as on the other thread. My question is: I bought corn kernels from a flour mill for grinding into corn meal. Does anybody know if I can plant these seeds and keep my supply going?

I also have 100#lb of popcorn for grinding and popping. I intend to mix 1/2 popcorn and 1/2 corn seed to stretch use. I have always used 1/2 corn and 1/2 flour to make cornbread, but the idea of using 'complete' biscuit mix is very appealing.

-- Midnightmom (, November 24, 1999



This is likely a corn variety selected for its milling properties. It is most likely hybrid. You can plant it but it will represent a segregating population [i.e., a hodge-podge of plant types] and won't be too useful. There is a vanishing small population of custom millers that use non-hybrid corn for this purpose [you sometimes see their meal advertized as having old time flavor; and priced in the Lexus range]. It is unlikely that you found one of these and it is more likely you have hybrid corn.

Best wishes

-- Z1X4Y7 (, November 24, 1999.

Mom, scroll down click on corn.html (and lots of others). The people of the Americas were eating this stuff when your pale Euopean ancestors got off the boat. No hybrid seeds here.

-- Vlad (, November 24, 1999.


This forum represents a diverse group and pale is a relative term. Not everyone is that pale.

Best wishes,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (, November 24, 1999.

I pale to think that anyone would find my remark about Midnightmom's relatively pale European ancestors to be beyond the pale. :- )

-- Vlad (, November 24, 1999.


"to be beyond the pale. " . Now you have gone Irish on me :- ).


-- Z1X4Y7 (, November 25, 1999.

I raise Mandan Bride, and Hopi Blue or Colorado Blue corn for grinding into flour, Golden Bantam sweet corn for roasting & parching, and have some popcorn to plant for popping. I have these growing some distance from each other so they don't mix. Each is very good for it's own purpose. Sweet corn makes lousy flour & cornbread, the flour corns make a nice fine flour but don't pop, and the popcorn pops well but isn't good for roasting, milling or flour.



-- Dusty (, November 26, 1999.

Boy, Z, judging by any number of your confrontational posts of late, I would guess you are either a moldy blue or dark green (as if you had just bitten into a VERY sour pickle.)


-- Roger (, November 27, 1999.

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