Corn Maize - Manning White

Corn Maize - Manning White
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4.0 average, based on 1 reviews


Product Information

Note:This seed is not pure. We have tried to select out to purity but there is still red corn in the genetic pool. Cobs are either pure red or pure white in colour. Currently 70% of cobs are white.

(Zea mays) - Organic -  AusQual Certified - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds


Manning white is a tall grower to 3.5 metres, producing 1 large cob of white corn. Eat fresh or use as animal feed. Bred in the Manning Valley since 1932. Popular, easy to grow. For fertile, well drained soil, sunny position. Pick your own fresh corn. Manning White Maize is a Australia variety of open pollinated heirloom maize. When eaten young Manning White is rather sweet and enjoyable eaten fresh.

Sow Spring-Summer

Seed packet contains approx 40 seeds.

This variety is NON-Hybrid and NON-GMO. Grown in Australia.

Corn/Maize Success Story

We received this seed as part of our corn/maize project. With many heirloom varieties no longer being grown in Australia we felt there was a need to find varieties, get them grown out and re-distribute seeds amongst home gardeners to ensure they are easily available into the future. Manning White Maize was bred as a cattle feed in the Manning Valley with the area being strong in the dairy industry. This variety was almost lost for good but a local farmer had a small amount of seed that he grew year by year. We decided to grow this variety and it produced huge cobs laden with large white kernels. It was easy to see why it was used as animal feed with the sheer volume it produced. Surprisingly we found ourselves eating fresh cobs like sweet corn, it isn't as sweet but it was very tasty and perfect for the BBQ. We will continue this project into the future and we are always on the lookout for unusual varieties or people willing to grow a crop for us.

Product CodeORGCOR1DRCF33

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4

Manning White maize

I love it! How can I get get enough seed to grow commercially?Douglas Mhembere (10 May 2019, 16:48)
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