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10667Re: Natural farming in the temperate Pacific Northwest

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  • ross.gigee
    Apr 1, 2010
      I just wanted to chime in with my experience growing Oaxaca Green corn. While it's very good advice that Tom Gibson gives about growing locally adapted varieties, I've had nothing but success growing Oaxacan Green here in NE PA, where we have about a 4 mo. frost-free season and many cloudy days. The ears are fat but very short (6 inches is about as long as they get). The kernels are large and they're easy to shell by hand... Of course there's nothing that guarantees that an heirloom variety from two different sources is the same thing, even if the name is the same.

      --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Gibson" <camaspermaculture@...> wrote:

      > As far as that variety of corn goes Oaxaca is in a very tropical area near
      > the equator that has pretty reliable rain in season. I would look for local
      > varieties that are successful in the PNW and only do trials on exotics from
      > completely different climates and soil types in small plots to see if they
      > are locally reliable. Chances are you can find something better closer to
      > home.
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