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GREEN OAXACAN CORN (HEIRLOOM) (95 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days
Heirloom
This unusual variety with forest green kernels originated in Mexico and has been grown for hundreds of years. May be used to make tortillas and unique decorations for the autumn season. Grows to 7’.100 seeds

 

PLANTING:

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.

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