Oaxacan Green Dent Corn Seeds - (Zea mays)
- V1439 Packet
- Seed Count:
- Approx 125 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 70-105 days
- Days to Germination:
- 4-10 days @ 65-85F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
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.
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.
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.
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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