Corn, Hopi Blue (Zea mays), packet of 100 seeds, Organic

$3.95

Family:  Grass (Poaceae)

Annual.  90 days to maturity.

Robust, drought-tolerant flour corn cultivar selected over many generations by the Hopi tribespeople of the American SW.  Plants 3.5 to 5  feet tall.  Ears to 1 foot long, usually 2 per stalk.   The kernals remain ivory colored until dry-down, whereupon they develop their stunning blue-black lustre.  Plants prefer bright sun.  Do not over water during early growth phases lest the plants become too leggy.  Heap soil around the developing stems to prohibit lodging (that’s when the plants fall over in strong wind).

100 Seeds/Pkt, Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    When picked during the early milk stage, the massive ears can be roasted or boiled, making excellent eating–corn on the cob.  Allowed to fully mature and dry, this Hopi Blue produces a sweet, high protein (30% higher protein content than other corns) grain for use in making tortillas and corn bread.  Eating cornmeal porridge or corn bread from hand-grown Hopi Blue is a transformational experience and leaves one deeply satisfied, belly and soul. 

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