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Hopi Blue Improved Ornamental Corn Seeds

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Prepare the soil with compost or other organic matter. One week after frost or when the soil consistently reaches 60 degrees F, plant the corn 1" deep and 8-12" apart. Planting blocks of four short rows ensures good pollination. Germination should take place in 5-6 days. For companion planting benefits, plant corn with cucumbers, peas, or pole beans; plants that like shade also do well with corn. Avoid planting tomatoes near corn.

Growing: After the corn emerges, keep it moist and carefully remove weeds; since corn cannot fight against weeds, mulch may be beneficial. Additional organic matter or compost helps growth, since corn is a heavy feeder. Keep in mind that corn has shallow roots which can easily become damaged by hoeing. Watch out for pests, as corn attracts many problematic insects and animals.

Harvesting: Leaving the corn on its stalks to completely dry in the field gives the best results; when they are ready to harvest, the stalk and the ears will be completely brown with no green coloring at all. However, since continued rainy weather and humidity compromise the quality of the ears, it may be necessary to continue drying them inside. Choose a dry location with moderate heat, but out of direct sunlight; hang the stalks upside down, or lay them out flat. Hopi Blue corn makes an excellent source of blue cornmeal, and can also be eaten as sweet corn.

Seed Saving: Since corn cross-pollinates quite easily with other varieties, seed plants will need to be separated from other pollinating varieties of corn by about 1,000 feet or otherwise prevented from pollinating each other. Allow the seed corn to dry completely on the stalk, until the husk and the stalk have turned brown. If rainy weather comes, cut off the stalks and lay them out in a dry, well ventilated location. Test for dryness by hitting the kernels with a hammer; if they shatter, they are ready for storage. Remove the kernels by running your hands over the cobs; winnow out the chaff. Store seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Zea mays

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 150

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 60 Inches

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
Hopi Blue Improved Ornamental Corn Seeds 5.0

Review By Lloydturtle

Saved my own seed for first time!

I grew this miracle grow gardening soil and waters lightly every 2 days. I live in Las Vegas Nevada and it's really hot, corn was very drought/heat resistant. I mean the summer temperatures climb to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. I planted in 2 crops, one after a month after last frost, too cold plants grew only 1 foot tall, tiny corn. Then the next planted was in early may and very seed germinated, not a tall corn only about 6 feet. Average yield was two cobs a plant. Must plant more than 40 plants only planted 20 and got incomplete kernels. I harvested some for fresh eating, but didn't work out. Tasted like burnt starch, mainly a field corn, makes awesome corn bread. Attracts prying mantises, when harvesting they covered the plant, kind of freaking seeing 50 praying mantises running around kitchen counter. Very disease resistance only one case of fungi on a few kernels, due to being only 1 foot off the ground. You can harvest anytime, I waited for grain to dry.

Hopi Blue Improved Ornamental Corn Seeds 5.0

Review By Ulrich

Harvested 10 in corn

I grew this Hopi corn this year to find out how it does in my Latitude 45 degrees with a very sandy and poor soil. I tried other corn varieties as well(Floriani, Painted Mountain, Roy's Calais Flint, Earth Tones Dent) but the Hopi corn performed best by far producing up to 10 in ears of corn that were filled with excellent pollination. The Hopi corn blossomed after the Floriani corn but was catching up ripening faster so that it finished at the same time. Also I like to note that the germination was excellent in fact the best of any corn I grew this year. I am very impressed with this Hopi corn and will grow a lot more of it next year.

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This is the real Indian corn grown by Hopi Indians! Very decorative! Blue kernels can be ground into a blue flour which can be used in all baking aside from yeast breads! Matures in approximately 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.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Prepare the soil with compost or other organic matter. One week after frost or when the soil consistently reaches 60 degrees F, plant the corn 1" deep and 8-12" apart. Planting blocks of four short rows ensures good pollination. Germination should take place in 5-6 days. For companion planting benefits, plant corn with cucumbers, peas, or pole beans; plants that like shade also do well with corn. Avoid planting tomatoes near corn.

Growing: After the corn emerges, keep it moist and carefully remove weeds; since corn cannot fight against weeds, mulch may be beneficial. Additional organic matter or compost helps growth, since corn is a heavy feeder. Keep in mind that corn has shallow roots which can easily become damaged by hoeing. Watch out for pests, as corn attracts many problematic insects and animals.

Harvesting: Leaving the corn on its stalks to completely dry in the field gives the best results; when they are ready to harvest, the stalk and the ears will be completely brown with no green coloring at all. However, since continued rainy weather and humidity compromise the quality of the ears, it may be necessary to continue drying them inside. Choose a dry location with moderate heat, but out of direct sunlight; hang the stalks upside down, or lay them out flat. Hopi Blue corn makes an excellent source of blue cornmeal, and can also be eaten as sweet corn.

Seed Saving: Since corn cross-pollinates quite easily with other varieties, seed plants will need to be separated from other pollinating varieties of corn by about 1,000 feet or otherwise prevented from pollinating each other. Allow the seed corn to dry completely on the stalk, until the husk and the stalk have turned brown. If rainy weather comes, cut off the stalks and lay them out in a dry, well ventilated location. Test for dryness by hitting the kernels with a hammer; if they shatter, they are ready for storage. Remove the kernels by running your hands over the cobs; winnow out the chaff. Store seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Zea mays

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 150

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 60 Inches

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
Hopi Blue Improved Ornamental Corn Seeds 5.0

Review By Lloydturtle

Saved my own seed for first time!

I grew this miracle grow gardening soil and waters lightly every 2 days. I live in Las Vegas Nevada and it's really hot, corn was very drought/heat resistant. I mean the summer temperatures climb to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. I planted in 2 crops, one after a month after last frost, too cold plants grew only 1 foot tall, tiny corn. Then the next planted was in early may and very seed germinated, not a tall corn only about 6 feet. Average yield was two cobs a plant. Must plant more than 40 plants only planted 20 and got incomplete kernels. I harvested some for fresh eating, but didn't work out. Tasted like burnt starch, mainly a field corn, makes awesome corn bread. Attracts prying mantises, when harvesting they covered the plant, kind of freaking seeing 50 praying mantises running around kitchen counter. Very disease resistance only one case of fungi on a few kernels, due to being only 1 foot off the ground. You can harvest anytime, I waited for grain to dry.

Hopi Blue Improved Ornamental Corn Seeds 5.0

Review By Ulrich

Harvested 10 in corn

I grew this Hopi corn this year to find out how it does in my Latitude 45 degrees with a very sandy and poor soil. I tried other corn varieties as well(Floriani, Painted Mountain, Roy's Calais Flint, Earth Tones Dent) but the Hopi corn performed best by far producing up to 10 in ears of corn that were filled with excellent pollination. The Hopi corn blossomed after the Floriani corn but was catching up ripening faster so that it finished at the same time. Also I like to note that the germination was excellent in fact the best of any corn I grew this year. I am very impressed with this Hopi corn and will grow a lot more of it next year.

Add your review of this product