Corn, Hopi Blue Tall (Zea mays) seeds, Organic

$3.95

Family:  Grass (Poaceae)

Annual.  90 to 110 days to maturity.

Tall version of the Hopi Blue Corn.  Vigorous plant needs fertile soil, a full sun position and plenty of water.  Unlike the short form, this is not a drought tolerant plant.  Advantage of this strain includes uncommon vigor and very large ears, large-size kernels.   Plants 6 to 8  feet tall. Direct seed in spring when soil warms up.  Thin to 12 inches apart.  Heap soil around the developing stems to prohibit lodging (that’s when the plants fall over in strong wind). Ears to 12 inches long, sometimes 3 per stalk.   The kernels remain ivory colored until dry-down, whereupon they develop their stunning blue-black luster. The corn produces plenty of medicinal silk, and the husks are good for making tamales.

Packet contains 100 seeds
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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