Painted Mountain Flour Corn - Organic


Painted Mountain Flour Corn - Organic

Zea mays
(85 days) Open-pollinated. Short efficient 5' plants, long thin 6–7" cobs. Painted Mountain is the hardiest, fastest-maturing grain corn in the world. Dave Christensen has now spent over half a century developing it in the mountains of Montana from a diverse gene pool of about 80 strains of native corns. Contains vivid golds, oranges, reds and purples, about every shade of color known to corn. High in anthocyanins and has amazing 13% protein levels. Bred to withstand high winds, cold temperatures, intense heat and drought, and to survive global warming. Painted Mountain grows where no other corn can. Seed We Need™ Independent Breeder.

*All sale seed exceeds Fedco’s quality standards in addition to the federal germination standards. Discounted item sales are final and ineligible for refund or replacement. Volume discounts apply.

OGThis item is certified organic

680 Painted Mountain - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 75 seeds for $4.28   
sale!* was $4.75
B: 300 seeds for $14.40   
sale!* was $16.00
C: 900 seeds for $31.50   
sale!* was $35.00
D: 4,500 seeds for $130.50   
sale!* was $145.00
E: 13,500 seeds for $283.50   
sale!* was $315.00

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.