Heirloom Flint Corn Blue Hopi

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An eye catching American Indian vivid blue heirloom flint corn used as a traditional staple of the Hopi Indians in northern Arizona. The bushy, 5 foot stalks yield 8 to 10 inch ears, with smooth blue kernels. A

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Heirloom Flint Corn Blue Hopi

Heirloom Flint Corn Blue Hopi. An eye catching American Indian vivid blue heirloom flint corn used as a traditional staple of the Hopi Indians in northern Arizona. The bushy, 5 foot stalks yield 8 to 10 inch ears, with smooth blue kernels. An excellent choice for making corn flour and the variety of choice to make tortilla chips. Great for beautiful decorations when dried.

 Cultivation Advice Heirloom Flint Corn Blue Hopi

  • Ensure the growing location has good drainage and enough humus to ensure the ground will not dry too quickly.
  • Sow in early spring under cover in 3in pots 1in deep for the earliest crop at a minimum temp of 60F,
  • warmth will aid germination rates.
  • Harden off before planting out.
  • Alternatively sow directly outside in late spring allowing 12-18in between plants and 18in between rows.
  • Corn must be planted in blocks, not as a single row to ensure good pollination.
  • Cover any roots that appear at the base with mulch or old compost to retain moisture.
  • Do not allow the crop to dry out during hot weather whilst flowering.
  • These do need a long season to enable the cobs to start drying on the plants.
  • Coffee grinders make an excellent corn mill