MOUNTAIN MORADO CORN, Organic, Heirloom, Non-Gmo B10

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Amazing black corn that even grows in the north! A deep purple and super anthocyanin-rich flour corn from Montana! This variety is a northern adapted homage to the legendary Maiz Morado/Kulli corn from Peru. Ed Shultz, the accomplished and passionate open pollinated corn breeder who spent 30 years selecting this dark purple variety, explains that Mountain Morado is was actually selected from Painted Mountain corn.

Count: 10
Full Sun Sprouts in 7-10 Days Seed Depth: 1-2" Ideal Temperature: 75-80 F Plant Spacing: 12" Frost Hardy: No

Perfect for those northern gardeners who have always dreamed of growing dark purple corn to brew into the popular healthful corn drink, chicha morada. This slightly variable, Montana landrace is well adapted to super long summer days and cool nights, however it will also perform well (and mature even earlier) in shorter day length areas. Short, stocky plants produce an average of 2 ears per plant, with 8 row, long slender cobs. Can also be milled into a supremely soft, delicious flour.

Growing Tips: Direct sow into the richest soil available 1-2 weeks before last spring frost. Succession planting prolongs harvest. Planting in blocks improves pollination.