HEIRLOOM A royal blue colored flint corn that can be eaten as sweet corn when picked young, ground into meal for tortillas and bread after being dried, or used ornamentally for fall decoration. Bushy, five foot tall stalks with 8 to 10 inch ears. 1 oz packet, approx 100 seeds
Outdoors- 1” deep, late spring when soil is at least 60 degrees. Thin to 8-12” apart. Plant in blocks (4-5 rows, 24-36” apart) to help with pollination.
Harvest- Ready to be picked approximately 2 1/2 to 3 weeks after silks appear. Silks become dry and brown. The kernels should be plump and full. Test by pressing your fingertip into a kernel, looking for a “milky’ appearance. Best picked in the morning and refrigerate/cool right away.
Tips- Keep weeded and well watered. Plant in fertile soil and add a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer every few weeks until tassels form.