hopi blue corn

849 – Hopi Blue Flour Corn

$3.00$12.50

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Native American HEIRLOOM. Tall, vigorous plants with ears up to 10 in. long. Dried blue kernels are very soft for grinding. Excellent flavor. More complete protein than yellow corn meal. After being handed down for many generations, seed was brought from Hopiland in 1985.
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Product Description

Scientific Name: Zea mays

Family: Grass

Type: Annual

Native Range: Canada, Lower 48 States, Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Hardiness Zones: 4-8; warm season crop;

Soil Requirements: Loamy soil with slightly acidic pH of 6.5-6.8; work in aged manure or compost the fall before planting and let overwinter in the soil; must be well drained and able to maintain consistent level of moisture; corn is a heavy feeder and will benefit from applications of fertilizer during growing process;

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: 5 gallons per square yard; provide large portion of water at planting time; in drier conditions provide extra water for corn because of plant’s shallow roots; mulching may be necessary to help maintain moisture;

Days until Germination: 10-14 days

Sowing: Sow outdoors in spring after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed; plant seeds 1″ deep;

Note: This variety does well started in trays indoors and transplanted outside. Sow in trays (98-128 cells work well) 2-3 weeks before last frost date. Transplant outside after danger of frost is over.

Plant Spacing: Plant 3-4 seeds per foot in rows 15″-30″ apart; thin to 8″-12″ apart in a row; space rows 30″-36″ apart; plant in blocks of at least 4 rows to ensure good pollination;

Plant Height: 6′-8′

Harvest: 90-100 days; allow ears to remain on-stalk until fully formed and stalk becomes brown; pull the ears downward and twist them off of the stalks; store in dry, well-ventilated space to continue drying; to remove kernels from ear, wearing gloves, rub kernels over container until they begin to come free; grind into meal;

Grows Well With: Corn suckers; potatoes; peas; beans; cucumbers; pumpkin; squash; melons; odorless marigold; sunflowers; pigweed;

Grows Poorly With: Tomatoes;

Potential Problems: Racoons; spotted cucumber beetles; flea beetles; cutworms; corn earworms;

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Size

S = 1 oz, L = 4 oz, XL = 1 lb

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