Home |  Log In | Cart Contents | Checkout | My Wishlist | Contact Us  









































New Items
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
0 items
CORN * MORADO
(...See More)

New!
10% Discount for USPS Money Order Payments!


SSL Protected

CORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014

$2.00

Ships Now   Item #12101
Quantity Available: 0

SOLD OUT!

MORADO PURPLE CORN (Morado cantena). A rare and ancient Peruvian corn bears deep purple ears with large kernals. It is grown for culinary reasons, but has also recently been studied for its health benefits since it apparently has unusually high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Morado grows on Peru's coasts as well as mountains, so you do not have to worry about the altitude. Supplier says it is a short stalk, growing only 5' high, but I've had customers report up to (new record reported by a customer) 14'. Perhaps a more hospitable climate makes it shoot up, or excessive nitrogen. Germination has been reported as fairly high 75-85% no matter the climate. 85-95 days. This variety sells out very quickly when I have in stock. 50 seeds. 

PERU'S FAMOUS PURPLE CORN DRINK: This delicious traditional Peruvian drink, Chica Morada, is also a powerhouse of nutrition. It uses morado maise, fruit juices and sweet spices. It is very refreshing! Slice fresh fruit (oranges, strawberries, pineapple) for garnish. Cover dried purple corn with water in a large pot. Add stick cinnamon and whole cloves and bring to boil, reducing heat and covering to simmer 45 minutes or until corn has softened. Strain. You can discard to solids. Dissolve dark brown sugar to taste in the hot liquid. Add fresh lemon juice and orange juice also to taste. Chill thoroughly and serve garnished with sliced fruit.

GROWING TIPS: Corn needs hot weather, plenty of time to ripen, and plenty of room to grow. Corn is a heavy feeder that is particularly responsive to organic compost and sweet soil (pH 6.0 to 6.8) and requires regular watering for good ear production and taste. Do not plant corn until soil temperature is 60 degrees. Provide a sunny location. Plant seeds 1" deep and 4" - 6" apart. I usually plant a little closer together and thin out the weakest so that I have them 12" apart, hilling up the strongest. You can grow in rows or you can grow in short blocks, rather than long rows, and still achieve pollination, or you can pollinate by hand. Please note that you must separate (by at least 100 feet) or stagger plantings (to make sure their maturity days are at least 7 days apart) different varieties and types of corn since they will cross pollinate. Corn needs regular watering - an inch a week, but never water the upper stalks after they tassle - it washes away the pollen! And regular feeding - especially nitrogen and phosphorous. In my area we are prone to sudden violent thunderstorms which can flatten my corn bed. So I have taken to providing a stake fence and securing the growing stalks with string as they grow. It makes quite a difference! Nothing more aggravating than watching your beautiful corn bed ready to produce to completely on its side! It also seems to frustrate the critters who nightly raid my garden! Harvest when the silks are dry and brown, usually 3 weeks after they appear. By the way, did you know your coffee grinder makes an excellent corn mill? Just be sure to clean out (or have a separate one) before using for either purpose.





Now Shipping ...

For all items tagged "Ships Now" including seeds, we process same to next business day (M-F). For non-seed items that are not "ships now," please check additional info in the item listing. If you need an item by a date certain or if you have any questions, please email us using the contact link on the website. We respond to emails very quickly, usually in a matter of hours. Calling us toll-free at 888-752-0022 during normal business hours/days (9-5 M-F) is also an option, although during the growing season you will not likely reach us directly. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

AddCORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 to del.icio AddCORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 to Digg AddCORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 to Technorati AddCORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 to Furl AddCORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 to Reddit AddCORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 to Reddit
Bookmark and Share

Question? Please write us.

SOLD OUT! Quantity ::

Customers who bought this product also purchased
HERB * ENGLISH PLANTAIN * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
HERB * ENGLISH PLANTAIN * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
MELON * TIGGER * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
MELON * TIGGER * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
RADISH * OSTERGRUSS  ROSA* HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2013
RADISH * OSTERGRUSS ROSA* HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2013
FLOWER BIENNIAL * GREEK MULLEIN * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
FLOWER BIENNIAL * GREEK MULLEIN * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
RADISH * LONG WHITE ICICLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2013
RADISH * LONG WHITE ICICLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2013
HERB * CHERVIL * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
HERB * CHERVIL * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014
Currently viewing:  CORN * MORADO PURPLE * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014

Ordering Help
 • Shopping with Cherry Gal
 • Paying for your order
 • Contact Us

 

Shipping Help
 •
Shipping & Returns

 

Policies and Guarantees
 •
Our Guarantee
 •
Privacy Policy
 

  Other
 • Home
 • About Cherry Gal
 • Shopping Cart
 • Site Map

Acceptance Mark

The contents and graphics of every page of this website are copyrighted under US and International copyright laws. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2014 CherryGal.com. developed by: Nerd Group
Friday 19th of September 2014 11:54:05 PM