Purchase

2022 Varietal Availability And Pricing

Listed below are my offerings for 2022. You can find photos and descriptions for each item in my Blog section.

For the immediate future, I’m only shipping within the continental United States.

I’m only accepting payment via check or money order at the moment.

**Shipping** The customer covers all shipping costs. By default, all seed up to 25 lbs will be shipped via USPS flat rate boxes. If you order a small amount, then I’ll check for cheaper options (especially if you also live fairly close to me). For 25+ lbs: we’ll work out whichever large volume option is best for you. For the time being, I’ll: 1) take your order list via e-mail, 2) figure out how much seed I can safely fit into a box / boxes, and then 3) add the shipping total to your order so that you can figure payment for the combined amount. Please be patient with me on the shipping front. We’ll have to play it by ear for a bit until I develop a rhythm.

The pricing may seem a bit high, but I’ve made sure to keep everything within a few dollars of established online seed companies. A fair number of people will purchase seed once and then save their own going forward. That’s fine, as a key function of my work is releasing these genetic resources to people so that they can be preserved. However, with this expectation, I need to charge more for my seed upfront. I also have unique expenses that dedicated producers do not: pollinating supplies and A LOT of manual labor. Remember, I’m not primarily growing seed of old heritage types or modern releases; rather, I’m actively trying to breed something new. In cases of a simple seed increase for market, I’ll charge less for the product (ex. Nalo Orange). Lastly, the more that I have to “baby” a variety and / or the less it yields, the more I’ll have to charge for seed.

All of my corn seed has been frozen in a deep freezer for several days to minimize weevil and moth infestation. Customers may still want to stick the seed into a freezer after receiving it for optimal pest termination.

I’ve tested all of these stocks for % germination, and everything was at least 70. You should have much higher field emergence, though. Some types of corn HATE being wrapped up in a moist paper towel for a week (they begin to rot), and there isn’t much that I can do about that. It’s also worth keeping in mind that tropical lowland corn is less tolerant of cool soil than temperate varieties. Plan your sowings accordingly.

My seed is NOT organically grown.

And here is what I have for 2022:

Zapalote Chico (small harvest) :

  • 1/2 pound = $15.66
  • 1 pound = $25.05

Zapalote Grande (small harvest) :

  • 1/2 pound = $15.66
  • 1 pound = $25.05

Harinoso de Ocho :

  • 1/2 pound = $13.88
  • 1 pound = $22.21
  • 5+ pounds = $19.88 / lb
  • 25+ pounds = $17.55 / lb

Nalo Orange : (unavailable for 2022)

  • 1/2 pound = $9.40
  • 1 pound = $15.03
  • 5+ pounds = $13.46 / lb
  • 25+ pounds = $11.87 / lb

Cargill Coroico : (unavailable for 2022)

  • 1/2 pound = $13.88
  • 1 pound = $22.21
  • 5+ pounds = $19.88 / lb
  • 25+ pounds = $17.55 / lb

Cusco : (unavailable for 2022)

  • 1/2 pound = $15.66
  • 1 pound = $25.05

Tuxpeño : (unavailable for 2022)

  • 1/2 pound = $13.05
  • 1 pound = $20.88
  • 5+ pounds = $18.69 / lb