Montana Morado Maize Flour Corn - Organic


Montana Morado Maize Flour Corn - Organic

Zea mays
(90 days) Open-pollinated. Flour corn. “The soft flour starch is ideal for every food purpose and makes the best cornbread,” says breeder Dave Christensen. Morado is Spanish for dark purple, and the popular South American drink chicha morada comes from an ancient Peruvian corn. But Andean corns are not adaptable to the North. Enter devoted corn breeder Dave Christensen, whose work of the past 30 years has been driven by a vision to create a grain with the highest antioxidant level possible. He’s been mostly selecting from Painted Mountain, to which he’s added an Arizona Diné corn that had two layers of pigmentation (typically corn has one), which increased the antioxidants. So this Montana Morado Maize is descended entirely from North American corns. Like Painted Mountain, it matures fast in Montana’s short season and stressful conditions. Grows similarly to Painted Mountain, though Morado is a little larger, with long thin cylindrical ears that are stunning as well as highly nutritious. Seed We Need™®, 2022 Fedco introduction. Independent Breeder.
OGThis item is certified organic

685 Montana Morado Maize - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 1oz for $5.15   
B: 8oz for $22.25   
C: 1lb for $36.00   
D: 5lb for $158.00   
E: 10lb for $300.00   

Additional Information

Flint and Field Corn

Average 100 seeds/oz. All open-pollinated. Days to maturity are for dry stage.


In Sweden, Knäckebröd is a crisp bread (cracker) made from rye. This cornmeal variation with seeds is delicious!

1 cup cornmeal
13 cup raw sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup flax seeds
¼ cup olive oil

  1. Heat 1¼ cups of water to boiling.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the boiling water along with the olive oil. Mix to form a soft dough.
  3. Cover two regular cookie sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough, and with your hand in a plastic bag or plastic wrap, press out the dough in a very thin sheet.
  4. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Score for easier portioning.
  5. Bake in a low oven (300-305°) for one hour. Break apart.

—recipe from customer Betsy Erickson, Tustin, Michigan


  • About 85–275 seeds/oz. 1 oz packet sows 25 ft, 1 lb sows 400 ft.
  • Seeds per packet vary, open-pollinated selections average 100 seeds/oz, normal sugary varieties 140 seeds/oz, and SE cultivars with shrunken seeds 150-160 seeds/oz.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct sowing; for transplants, subtract 20 days.

Culture: Untreated sweet corn seed will not germinate in cold wet soil. Please be patient and wait till soil warms to at least 60° before sowing, or start seedlings indoors and transplant at 3–6" before taproots take off. Minimum soil temperature 55°, optimal temperature range 65–85°. Tender, will not survive frost. Heavy nitrogen requirements.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.