Heirloom Blue Hopi Corn

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Heirloom Blue Hopi Corn

Postby SONNY » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:06 pm

Here is our Blue corn experiment from this year!
these ears are close to being ready.
this a jar of blue flour that I ground with the little hand grinder that Virginia has.
That's me standin' in the 10 foot stalks!
and a close-up of some ears, shelled kernels, and a bag showing the blue corn chips (this is the corn they use to make these chips with.)

These stalks are the ones I chopped in the Cub Choppin vid ! you can see they do get tall, seem to stand a lot of wind for their size!
We saved some seed from "select" ears to plant for next year and are using the rest for home-ground flour, and for baby chick feed.

We also saved some contender green-beans, king of the garden pole lima beans,sugar baby, yellow tender-sweet , and crimson sweet watermelon , Minnesota midget muskmelon, large fruited cherry tomatoes, black-eye cow-peas, freezonia green peas. (there are a few other's that got saved,--but only for experimenting with)

We can and freeze a lot (mostly freeze since we have 3 deep freezers), but most of the tomato juice is canned. some is cooked down into a sauce. it takes up less space and is concentrated, so add some of it to a cheese pizza, (sister brought one and Virginia got the mato sauce out!), makes it really good!--Virginia maked a seasoning mix to put into tomato juice that make a good thing even better.
Oops!--sorry for the long post, but as you can see we do "live out of the garden" year round! thanks; sonny

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Postby Lurker Carl » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:27 pm

That blue corn is really something! Nice job with an unusual crop. Where did you get the original seed for the corn? I'm thinking of some blue corn muffins in my future!
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Postby Trent M » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:51 pm

That's really interesting corn. I put up a year's worth of sweet corn and green beans, but I'm still just getting started!! Enjoyed the pics (and the vid of the stalk-choppin')!! 8) 8)
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Postby beaconlight » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:22 pm

Sonny any chance of getting 20 or seeds? I will have my corn garden again next year. I am just getting over the flood damage from June 2006. Some logs blocked up the creek and where the garden was became a stone quarey.

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Postby SONNY » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:02 am

We got the pm's!--will get the seeds in the mail! thanks; sonny

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Postby KETCHAM » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:21 am

Neat corn!!!I do a lot of freezing also.I hope to can next year. :D :D Kevin
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Postby spiveyman » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:36 pm

That's some beautiful corn! Neato! I'd like to try that for next year. :D Thanks for the pics!
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Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:39 pm

I grew it one year. I wasn't impressed with the flavor. Made pretty, blue muffins, but tasted bland, compared to some other varieties. Ed
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Postby Uncle Mike » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:43 pm

I tried Painted mountain this year. $4 a packet! Planted a couple of rows and saved the seed for next year. Very very pretty and the cows loved the culls and the stalks, but I have not had enought to actually try flour from it.

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Postby SONNY » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:41 pm

It can be used like regular corn meal or flour. they make the tortillas with it,--which have a texture and flavor of their own. I would think you could add some flavor of whatever you wanted.--we are in the experimenting stages right now, but it makes good cornbread, flatbread, and Virginia calls it "corn cake"!----still trying out other ideas as well!--thanks; sonny

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Postby Kodiak » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:05 pm

Very nice :D My Grandfather used to plant Strawberry Popcorn in his garden and pop it in the fall. It would be snow white when poped. I found some at the Harvest Moon Seed Co. online and I think they had the Blue Hopi corn and some others.

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