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White Parching Corn

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Regular price $6.00
White Parching Corn seeds kernels
Landrace White Kernel Parching Corn
Landrace White Kernel Parching Corn
NRC Parching Corn
NRC Parching Corn beginning to tassel
NRC Parching Corn
NRC Parching Corn
NRC Parching Corn

(Zea mays); XX days; Heritage; Landrace; Minimum 28 grams (1 ounce)

Customarily a snack or trail food staple, unlike popcorn with its hard pericarps that explode animately, the kernel of parching corn is softer, gracefully splitting as it expands when heated, yielding a slightly crunchy, chewy, richly flavored nugget of natural sweet yumminess. To parch is to dry roast and freshly parched kernels are traditionally enjoyed whole. When boiled and added in soups, parched corn enhances the satisfying heartiness of cold-weather comfort soups. True to corn's nature, parching corn is versatile, which is why it is included in our growing rotation -  a good summer sweet corn in its immature milk stage, and a flavorful flour / cornmeal option as the kernels harden for fall.

This is a white-kerneled landrace parching strain originally collected in New Mexico in the early 50s that does well outside its traditional growing zone.

Parching instructions: add mature, dry kernels in a single layer to a dry medium skillet (no oil) and heat gently over medium-low heat, keeping the kernels in motion (stir and/or move pan) to avoid burning; within 5-7 minutes the kernels will swell and split. Remove from heat when majority of kernels have split and enjoy; will keep for 3 months in a sealed container in a cool, dry location.



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