The corn we know today was developed by Central Americans long before Europeans arrived on this continent. Any wild relatives are very different from what we currently cultivate as corn. Sweet corn was a relatively minor crop until about the 19th century. Indigenous peoples interest was in dry corn for grinding, parching, and popping. We offer a selection of mostly sweet corns, as well as one popcorn and two grinding/flour corns.
Corn is wind pollinated and it is therefore important to significantly isolate different corn varieties from each other in order to maintain pure seed. This isolation need limits the number of corn varieties we can offer in our seed collection as we currently do not have much of a network with other seed growers to isolate varieties. There is no field corn grown immediately in our area so we are fairly confident our corn has never had the chance to be contaminated by genetically engineered field corn varieties.