Though the striking color is other-worldly, the flavor of this one-of-a-kind jewel is more traditional—slightly less sweet than modern, very sweet hybrids. It was a labor of love to produce an open-pollinated corn that is loaded with beneficial anthocyanins (antioxidants), thanks to its Native American Hopi blue corn parents. Harvest fresh, or wait a bit longer and the sugar subsides, becoming perfect for breads or chowder, or wait even longer to harvest, and use the dried kernels for flour.
Botanical Name: Zea mays
Days to Maturity: 80–90 Days
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 6' tall
Variety Information: 8"–10" ears. Kernels are pearl-white while cobs, stems, and husks are deep-violet.