Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Hopi Blue Dry Field Corn


    Zea mays

    Min Qty: 100 Seeds

    Description:  Unique blue colored corn, it has been grown in the American Southwest for over 800 years.  Drought tolerant with a long taproot, 9' high plants provide 8-10" long ears full of flavorful kernals.  Harvest young to enjoy fresh, or let dry and grind into flour for tortillas or chips or just use them to decorate your home!

    Planting Instructions:   105 days for dry stage. Direct sow in fertile soil in a location that gets full sunlight when soil temps are at least 60F. Alternately, start indoors and transplant when 3-6" high.  In order to improve pollination, it is better to plant corn in blocks rather than in long individual rows.  Corn is a heavy feeder, so amending soil before planting is beneficial.  Sow 2 or 3 seeds in holes 1-2" deep  with holes 12-15" apart.  Thin seedlings to a single, strong sprout.  Good companion for pole beans and squash.  Start corn 2-3 weeks before beans and squash.  Corn is a heavy feeder and benefits from a nitrogen-rich fertilizer and frequent watering.