In the origin story from the Hopi, a guardian spirit named Màasaw gifted the Hopi: wood that would become the planting stick, a bag of corn seeds, a gourd filled with water and an ear of blue corn. This blue corn became a staple of the Hopi and their culture over many generations developed around it.
Corn, Hopi Blue
- Beautiful dark blue kernals
- Flour corn
- 1-2, 7" Long Ears Per Stalk
- 5-6' Tall
- 100-110 Days
- 100 Seeds/Packet
Planting - How To Grow Hopi Blue Corn
Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost.
For best results, plant in 3 to 6 row blocks instead of a single row
Thin 8" apart.
Keep seeds moist however avoid over saturating seeds
Maturing crops Prefers consistent watering in well-drained soil.
Harvesting - How To Harvest Hopi Blue Corn
Plan harvest in early morning or in the evening.
If harvesting it for sweet, or milk stage, wait until corn silk is dark brown all the way to the husk.
If harvesting for seed or full maturity, allow corn to dry on stalk, seed corn is most optimal when ears and husk are completely dry and starting to point downwards.