Blue corn is a type of sweet ornamental corn. Compared with their pale counterparts, blue corn chips also ring in with between 20 and 30 percent more protein and 5 to 10 percent fewer starch, which ultimately makes them a more filling snack. And they generally have a sweeter taste than regular corn ships to boot.
Blue Corn is a very robust, drought-tolerant cultivar selected over many generations that is well-adapted for harsh climates. Plants are short – growing 5’-6’ tall and bushy with side shoots at the base helps prevent falling over – known as lodging. Pollen and tassels are a striking reddish-purple color, with kernels first appearing ivory-colored until dry-down when they develop their stunning royal blue-black luster. Ears are a beautiful smooth silvery blue that are 8-10” long with usually 2 per stalk.
The stunning color is complemented by the exceptional flavor and texture once dried and ground. Extremely drought-tolerant thanks to its long, deep taproots, it has a higher protein content than any modern corn.
Package Size: 10 seeds per pack
Germination Rate: 75%
Germination Time: 14 – 21 Days
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