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Zea mays

Sakwapu

Description

A staple corn of the Hopi people of Arizona, USA. A flint corn ground to make ceremonial bread. Can be eaten fresh when young.

18cm ears with ivory coloured kernels drying to royal blue.

Harvesting seed

Remove the cobs from the plant 5 weeks after the eating stage or wait until brown. Pull back the husks to finish drying.

Grip and twist the dried cobs into a container.

Winnow and then store in an airtight container.


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
Blue
Hardiness
Tender
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
3 years
Nominal value
1 pence/seed