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Tuscarora White

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Tuscarora White, also known as Iroquois White, is an heirloom of the Haudenosaunee (commonly called Iroquois) people of current New York state. It's so rare I struggled to get a hold of the 600 seed I have, and haven't tried it yet as food. A local non-profit that was growing it and selling hominy and flour from it has discontinued, so I haven't been able to get anything at all of it. In 2020 I'll be growing it for the first time to see how it does. It is native to this area, being brought up here in the 1600's when the Tuscarora people joined the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, so hopefully it will do well. I acquired my seed from several sources- Washington state, Ontario, and central New York, so hopefully as a landrace it will have enough diversity in it to survive.


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