(Zea mays) Chuspirunto Corn is another one of the thousands of corn varieties of the Peruvian Andes.This corn has large kernels that come in many color combinations. This variety happens to have large keel shaped kernels. Like many of the Andean corns this one will probably do best in the deep south or a very long growing season before frost. These Andean varieties are day length sensitive tasseling when the day length approximates the same number of hours as the night. This does not mean that the corn won’t grow farther north, it just means that it will not likely set ears. That said, for intrepid gardeners the fun challenge would be to eek out a few ears and slowly acclimatize this wonderful variety to a more northerly summer day length. So for all of you serious gardeners this could be a fun challenge!