Pod Corn Seeds (Zea mays, var. tunicata)
Price for Package of 10 seeds.
Pod corn or wild maize is a variety of maize thought to be the progenitor of corn.
Pod corn has a spectacular appearance that has fascinated naturalists for two centuries. In this maize variant, the kernels are wrapped in fine glumes which look like thin paper in their dried form and resemble a leaf sheath. The male flowers, which are arranged in a panicle at the end of the stem axis, are also surrounded by long glumes, and sometimes even develop kernels that can otherwise only be found in the cob. The pod corn leaves resemble those of the normal maize plant. Pod corn had a ritual significance for some Native American tribes and can, therefore, be found throughout the American continent.