Tuxpeno (white with yellow speckles) – Tyner, NC
Tuxpeno is a legendary wild maize which grows on the shore of Eastern North Carolina. This variety is famous for withstanding the most brutal tropical winds, so it was a natural choice for planting in an area where great crops of corn are often destroyed by Autumn winds and flooding before they can be harvested. Though it is a white dent corn, it is a landrace which means it is still wild and will have greater color and flavor variation from crop to crop. Tuxpeno’s ability to hold a lot of liquid when cooking makes it perfect for coarse milled grits that have a sweet creamy texture with a subtle smell of yellow corn.
Available as grits, polenta, cornmeal, or corn flour.
We mill and ship all retail orders on Tuesdays.