Ed Hume Seeds

Organic Corn, Hopi Blue

CORN Hopi Blue

An ancient flint type corn with smooth bluish purple kernels. It grows 5 to 6 feet tall with 8 or 9 inch ears. Approximately 80 to 110 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant in full sun outdoors in late spring when soil and weather have warmed and all danger of frost and cool weather has passed.  Sow seeds 1 inchdeep.

SPACING: Sow seeds 4 to 6 inches apart. Space between rows 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available space.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When established seedlings are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant them 8 to 12 inches apart.

GERMINATION: Usually 7 to 10 days.  Keep seedbed moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Hopi Blue can be harvested when young as sweet corn. Traditionally used ground into flour for blue tortilla chips. Great decorative fall displays when fully mature.

Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture


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