LIMITED OFFER: Genuine Missouri Meerschaum
"Homegrown Cobfoolery Seed Corn Kit" PREORDER!
Specifically sourced for our 2018 Cobfoolery Contest 'Homegrown Pipe' category. SHIPPING SOON!
When you think about it, there isn’t much to making a corn cob pipe; Drill a large hole into the core of a cob and insert a hollow dowel or section of bamboo. Yeah, that sounds simple enough but the challenge comes in when your start your search for the seed corn. Most corn grown today has been hybrid or even genetically modified to increase the yield of corn, not the growth of cobs. For almost 150 years Missouri Meerschaum has worked to hybrid the perfect corn plant that would yield large, woody cobs, and they wisely kept this seed a tightly held asset of the company, so those of us who have wanted to grow our own corn for corn cob pipes have been out of luck. Until now!
We are proud to be able to offer for the first time ever, genuine Missouri Meerschaum seed corn! That’s right, we were able to acquire from Missouri Meerschaum a small supply of their seed corn for a special “Homegrown Pipe” category of the 2017-18 Aristocob Cobfoolery contest. To make your corn cob pipemaking easy we are bundling with the seeds 2 genuine Missouri Meerschaum hardwood stems and bits, together with two Aristocob "Patented" golf-tee tampers into what we are calling our "Homegrown Cobfoolery Seed Corn Kit".
Conversations with Missouri Meerschaum’s General Manager Phil Morgan led us to believe that your best approach to successfully growing your own corn would be to plant 9 seeds in a 3’ by 3’ square, with one plant centered in each square. That said, we are both concerned about the corn’s ability to germinate, so we will include extra seeds to increase your odds of success. We predict that you will likely yield only two ears of corn that may be suitable for making a pipe, so we are including shanks and bits to complete two pipes.
Here’s what’s included in each kit:
9 Genuine Missouri Meerschaum corn seeds (You’ll actually receive 20 seeds: 9 plus extra to increase the odds of successful germination)
2 Genuine Missouri Meerschaum non-filtred hardwood stems (shanks) with black steel ferrule
2 Genuine Missouri Meerschaum Royal bits (stems): 1 black & 1 amber
2 Genuine "Patented" Aristocob Golf Tee Tampers
Keep an eye out on our Cobfoolery blog at www.Cobfoolery.com for planting, growing and harvesting tips. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Aristocob Youtube channel for tip videos and announcements of some exclusive Homegrown Cobfoolery contests! Subscribe at www.Youtube.com/Aristocob and for good measure subscribe to the Aristocob Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Aristocob for ongoing contest announcements.
Exclusive contests? That’s right. Since it will take quite some time to grow, harvest, dry and ultimately produce the pipes, this category of the Aristocob Cobfoolery contest will run throughout 2017, with the actual “Homegrown Pipe” portion of the contest being conducted in April 2018.
THREE IMPORTANT NOTES:
- Due to limited availability, we must limit this to two kits per customer.
- Only those who purchase these “Homegrown Cobfoolery Seed Corn Kit” will be eligible to enter the "Homegrown" category of the 2018 Cobfoolery contest.
- The seeds shown in the photo are "body double" stand-ins for the actual seeds, as we are still awaiting the seed shipment from MM.