Corn, Blue, Blue Corn

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Zea Mays

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Corn Blue, Blue Corn, Zea Mays, 25 seeds per pack, Heirloom, Organic,GMO Free

Name: Corn, Blue
Scientific Name: Zea mays
Family: Poaceae

Corn with a blue hue, Blue corn (also known as Hopi maize) is a variety of flint maize grown in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It is one of the main types of corn used for the traditional Southern and Central Mexican food known as tlacoyo.

Origination: Mexico and Southwestern United States
Recommended Uses: Culinary
Height: 10-12 Feet
Hardiness: zones: USDA 3 -11
Maturity: 85-105 Days
Other Names: Hopi Maize

Growing Instructions:
Plant Hopi corn outdoors in the spring when the soil temperature is at least 50 F.
1.Turn over the soil in a sunny garden bed that gets 6 hours or more of direct sunlight per day through the summer.
2. Plant corn seeds 1 inch deep in the soil in groups of three to four seeds spaced 1 inch apart. Space the groups of seeds 7 to 15 inches apart.
3. Cover the hopi corn seeds with 1 inch of soil and pat it down with your hand
4. Water the soil until it is thoroughly damp 1 inch or more deep. Look for new shoots in 7 to 14 days.
5. Thin out all but the strongest plant in each group of seedlings. Cut the weaker seedlings at the soil line and leave one strong seedling to grow.
6.Water daily in hot weather or whenever the soil starts to feel dry to the touch.
7. Pull any weeds that emerge around the hopi corn plants in the first month. Pull weeds by hand rather than with a weeding tool, as deep cultivation will damage the corn’s shallow roots.
8. Spread a layer of mulch 1 to 2 inches deep around the plants after the first month. Keep the mulch 1 to 2 inches away from the base of the stalk. Use compost, sawdust or seed-free straw. Mulch will suppress most of the weeds, but keep pulling any weeds that emerge by hand throughout the growing season.

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