Blue Hopi Ornamental Corn for Planting
Not usually eaten as sweet corn but ground for blue corn meal used for tortillas, corn chips, or blue cornbread. Contains 20% more protein than other varieties of corn.
Prepare soil with compost and plant a week after the last frost. Avoid planting near tomatoes but okay to plant near peas, cucumbers, and pole beans. Weed regularly. Consider laying mulch over the top to help control weeds.
- Height - 5 feet
- Spacing - 8 to 12 inches
- Depth - 1-inch
Wait til stalk and leaves are completely brown before harvesting. Stalk may need to be dried indoor if in a humid area.