(Milling) 120 days dry.
For those with an interest in Acadian history—read up: There is an unconfirmed history that this corn was grown by the Mi’kmaq of PEI and shared with the Acadian settlers who grew and used it much like their Native friends. It has been grown by Leonel Richard’s family since 1904 when his grandfather came from PEI to Rogersville, NB. Mr. Richard passed on this variety to Kim Edmondson, Hope Seeds’ founder. Hominy grows only 2-4’ tall with 2, 5” cobs per plant. Kernels are big and yellow. The Mi’kmaq boiled the dried kernels with wood ash to break down the hard seed coat. The corn was then ground and used to make “hominy”, a corn porridge. The Acadians quickly adopted this recipe and carried it and the corn wherever they settled. Hominy is still a very popular dish in some areas, including the Southern US where many Acadians were relocated in the Expulsion in the 1700’s.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC & LOCALLY-GROWN
Grown by Hope Seeds in Knowlesville, NB.