Blue Jade Dwarf Sweet Corn Seed Pack
The kernels turn from white to steel blue when ripe, and turn a bit greener when cooked. Each dwarf plant yields ears about half the size of a standard ear of sweet corn.
-Direct sow outdoors after the threat of frost has passed and succession sow until mid-summer. Sow 3-4" apart, in rows spaced 36" apart in blocks of at least 4 rows to insure proper pollination for kernel formation. Thin plants to indicated spacing if necessary. Corn requires fertile soil and little attention. Water during dry periods. Harvest when ears are full and kernels are swollen and milky. Take care not to let ears over-ripen. Blue Jade can be grown in large containers: sow clusters of 3 seeds spaced 12" apart.
-Days to germination: 7-14 days. Days to maturity: 75 days.
Artwork by Daniel Baxter. His pen-and-ink illustration suggests the centrality of corn to Mexico's history and people.