Hopi Blue is a flour corn from the Hopi people of the Southwest US. With an aggressive taproot, it is very drought resilient. It is a diverse landrace with a mixture of 8, 10, 12, and 14 row corns with ear lengths from 8 to 14 inches (12-row, 10 inches, is the most common). Some are a dark, dark purple, others are more varying shades of blue into turquoise. It tests at 30% more protein than typical corns grown in the same climate or conditions. The plants grow 7-9 feet tall in my climate, and are great supports for pole beans in a Three Sisters plot. The corn has a slightly nutty flavor, more distinct than yellow or white corns- makes for a "breakfast of champions" of blue grits.
Keywords (optional; may include species, genus, family, planting season, etc): Hopi Blue flour corn
Is this seed certified organic?:
No, but no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it
No, and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it.
Available year round?:
No; see lister's profile for availability times
Quantity (optional; may be min. # of seeds, or packet weight, or other measure of quantity): 1 Ounce (70 seeds)
Listing created Feb 17, 2021