CORN, Maize – Hopi Blue 10 Heirloom Seeds (NOT to WA)
Very decorative corn variety! Blue kernels can be ground into blue flour which can be used in all baking aside from yeast breads! It matures in approximately in 100 days.
Blue corn is valued by the Hopi for its rich cultural significance. Warriors believed that eating it before a long journey would bring safety; women used it in the naming ceremonies of their babies.
Blue corn provides wonderful nutritional benefits, as it contains 20 percent more protein and has a lower glycemic index than yellow corn.
It is grown in Australia and this is not a hybrid or GMO variety.
Corn Growing Instructions & Care
Corn can be sown in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Successive plantings are possible to extend the harvest until January in most areas in Australia.
Sow direct, 20mm-30mm deep in Spring or early Summer. Plant spacing is 30cm and row spacing is 75cm. It needs full sun and moist soil. Frost tender plant, matures in approx. 85-90 days, grows to 2m high.
Block planting improves pollination and gives well-filled cobs. Prepare soil with compost and well-rotted manure. Count 18 days from when the silk appears and start checking for ripeness, the kernel should be milky.
Be aware that the corns in the supermarket are hybrids. Open-pollinated "Heirloom" corns have a more complex flavor, not so sugary, and a shorter shelf life. For the best eating, watch the cobs carefully. When the juice in the kernels is clear, the corn is not ready. When it gets milky, the corn is ready to eat. Pick while juice is milky, not yet pasty. Cook as fast as you can after picking.
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