Please note- from November on, I will only ship on a weekly or twice weekly basis. If time is of the essence, please email first before placing an order, to confirm I can get it to you in time. Also- most inventory is up to date, so if it says Out of Stock, it almost definitely is. I will be implementing some kind of presale for the 2021 harvest so please come back and check in often, or sign up for my newsletter! Payments accepted via all major credit cards, PayPal, Amazon Pay, and mailed-in checks
Hopi Blue- a vigorous, resilient heirloom corn that tastes amazing, add on the fact that its protein levels are 30% higher, on average, than any other type assuming same soil and climate conditions (see here), and the choice is obvious. The kernels grind up to a fluffy, nutty, nutritious flour that tastes great mixed in with morning oatmeal, and in cornbread. This year I'm going to try nixtamalization of some kernels to make tamales and tortillas as well. With ample space, the plant naturally forms tillers, which are beneficial in hill culture / Three Sisters culture (see here to learn more about tillering).
* please note, all sales are preorders for the Fall 2020 harvest
Following industry standards, seed grade is selected from the inner rows of a quarter acre block to ensure 0% outcrossing from even distant cornfields, while outer rows are sold as food grade, since despite large distances, there is a very small (.1-.3%) chance of outcrossing with other types from distant fields.
100 seeds is adequate to try out the type and see if you like it. 500 seeds is enough to start saving your own seed (minimum size for a healthy, diverse block). For comparison shopping, one ounce of corn is usually 70-100 seeds for flour corn. I sell by count so you can make sure you know exactly what you're getting and what you need to get started!
Food grade is the cull corn harvested from the outer edges of the field. It should not be used as seed, as there is a chance, however low, (0.3%), of crossing with GMO corn. Since individual kernels are new individual crosses, that means one or two kernels per ear, total, may be crossed, so it's only an abundance of caution to not use these for seed.