110 day. Originally grown by the Hopi Indians, Hopi Blue is our favorite field corn. Beautiful plants grew long, thin ears with lots of deep blue-purple kernels. Flour made from these kernels can be used to make exceptionally flavored blue corn tortillas. Hopi Blue is only available in very limited quantities.
Minimum of 50 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1 inch
Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Row Spacing: 12-24 inches
Direct seed after the last danger of frost has passed and soil temperature is above 60 degrees F. Can be started indoors 2 weeks before transplanting.
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This type of corn grew so well, in spite of my inexperience! We ate some of the immature ears fresh as "corn on the cob," and it was tender and flavorful, but had so much more "substance" to it (as my husband said._ This would make wonderful old-fashioned buttery creamed corn (not the icky canned kind with too much sugar) like my great-grandmother used to make, cutting all the kernels from the ears and freezing it to hand out to her grandkids at Thanksgiving, big paper grocery bags full of newspaper-wrapped frozen bricks of home-grown vegetables. Hopi blue is even dominant when it accidentally crosses with another variety, and makes the most beautiful colorful dried ears for Thanksgiving decor.