Oaxacan Green Dent Corn Seeds - (Zea mays)

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SKU:
V1439 Packet
Seed Count:
Approx 125 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
70-105 days
Type:
Dent
Organic:
Yes
Days to Germination:
4-10 days @ 65-85F
Plant Spacing:
6-8"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Oaxacan Green Dent Corn - (Zea mays)
  • Oaxacan Green Dent Corn - (Zea mays)
$3.55

Description

Oaxacan Green Dent Corn - Emerald Kernels

Corn kernels are smooth in beautiful, striking shades of green from bronze to pea-green to emerald-green. Drought resistant, sturdy, 5-6' plants produce emerald green kernels on 6-8" ears. Oaxacan Green Corn has been grown by the Zapotec people of southern Mexico for centuries for green corn tamales made from fresh green corn masa. 

History

Corn is one of the Meso American’s earliest and greatest achievements. It allowed the Mayan, Aztec and Inca civilizations to flourish, among others, and was spread across the world through trade. Historical evidence shows corn was grown from South and Central America to the southern reaches of what is now Canada, and across the breadth of the United States. 

Uses

Dried kernels are ground into a delicious, nutty, green flour, which makes some of the best cornbread you'll ever taste. Fresh dent corn is excellent roasted on a barbecue as it caramelizes the sugars into a rich, hearty flavor unlike anything else.

Growing Tip

Planting 4-row blocks ensures better pollination than 2 long rows. Corn is ready when the silk on the ears is brown. Old timers say to get the barbeque hot as you go out to pick corn. The sooner it is cooked the tastier it is, and roasting it is heavenly!

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