Corn Flour Rio Grande Blue Organic Seeds

Corn Flour Rio Grande Blue Organic Seeds

Zea mays

Item #3161

90-100 Days. Rio Grande Blue corn’s origins trace back to varieties grown by Native Americans in New Mexico. Blue corns, on average, have 20% higher protein content, more antioxidants, and a lower glycemic index than standard corn. Hang the 10"–12" ears to dry for a beautiful autumn display then save them to make delicious meals as the weather turns cooler. Recipe inside for chocolate atole, a traditional warm beverage served during the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos.

This packet sows two 8-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1"-1 1/2"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing:
2'-3'

Thinning:
When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special sowing instructions: Since pollination occurs by wind, corn should be sown in short, parallel rows or blocks.

Harvesting: Let the ears dry on the stalks. The kernels are ready for harvest when they are hard and you can no longer leave a mark on them with your fingernail. Before the first fall frost, give each ear a twist until it breaks off. Peel back the husks, then hang the ears in a cool, dark, dry place for 4 to 6 weeks to cure. This is important to prevent mold.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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