This gorgeous rainbow blue corn is a landrace flour/grinding corn stemming from ancestral puebloan ancestry around the southwest as well as other blue corns (Rio Grande and Oaxacan Blue). Rainbow colors (blues, reds, yellows & whites) will appear in future generations.
This native flour corn is a grinding/masa corn for making tortillas, tamales, stews and more. Boil with lime for 1-2 hours to nixtamalize and then grind into masa using a food processor, blender or grain mill. Or simply boil whole nixtamalized kernels into hearty stews. Also a beautiful ornamental and ceremonial corn.
Planting Instructions: Plant Blue Corn seeds 6" deep in late April-mid May in clumps of 5 seeds per hole, spaced 3-5 feet apart. No thinning is necessary.
Seed Saving Instructions: Pick corn cobs when fingernail does not dent kernels, as leaves are browning. Shuck (remove leaves) and allow kernels to dry fully on the cob. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.
Approx 50 Blue Rainbow Corn seeds per packet