Corn Seeds - Oaxacan Green
- Seed Count: 20 Seeds
- Maturity: 90-100 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Height: Medium to Tall Stalk
- Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
- Kernel Color: Vibrant Green
- Cultural Significance: Integral to Mexican gastronomy
- Culinary Uses: Green tamales, ornamental purposes
- Growing Requirements: Full sunlight, fertile, well-drained soil
History: The Oaxacan Green Corn, hailing from the verdant valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, is an heirloom variety steeped in rich agricultural and cultural traditions. This corn is renowned for its unique green kernels that reflect the lush landscapes of its origin. Cherished for generations in Mexico, it has played a significant role in the region's culinary heritage, celebrated for both its beauty and its unique flavor profile.
Uses: In the culinary world, Oaxacan Green Corn is highly valued, particularly for making traditional green tamales. The ground kernels produce a distinctively green flour, imparting both color and flavor to various dishes. This corn's striking hue and taste make it a prized ingredient in traditional Mexican recipes. Additionally, the vibrant green kernels make this variety a popular choice for decorative and ornamental use, especially during harvest festivals and celebrations.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: To cultivate Oaxacan Green Corn, plant the seeds in an area that receives partial to full sunlight. Ideal growing conditions include fertile, well-drained soil. Plant seeds about 1 inch deep, spacing them 8-12 inches apart, with rows 24-36 inches apart. Regular and consistent watering is crucial, especially during key growth stages such as flowering and kernel development. With attentive care, this corn variety not only yields a harvest that is visually striking but also rich in flavor, mirroring the fertile land of Oaxaca. Expect to harvest the corn approximately 90-100 days after planting, bringing a taste of Mexican heritage to your garden.