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(Kulli) Black Incan Corn (20 seeds) (JS143) $3.50
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(Kulli) Black Incan Corn

         
 
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Over 2700 years ago the Incans had already started building their empire in Peru. Archeologists now believe that corn and llamas were basis of the Incans surge to power. Although thousands of forms of corn exist in the Peruvian Andes some forms have a very noble and well known history. The so called Kulli or Kculli Strains of purple or black corn are ancient and have been used perhaps for thousands of years. Kulli corn is almost jet black to the eye, it is so rich in anthocyanins that when cobs and kernels are soaked in water, (like they have been since antiquity by the Peruvians), they turn the water a deep purple. This drink is famous in Peru and is called Chicha (it’s flavored with other yummy ingredients too!). Joe is super proud to have a limited quantity of this amazing corn. It is from the high Andes, which are “tropical” hence it probably will need a long ..long growing season, circa 150-180 days, but if it sets cobs it will amaze you with it’s beauty. And it is not only beautiful it is a nutritious!


This seed is brought to us by botanical explorer, Joseph Simcox. Read More About Joseph Here

 
(Kulli) Black Incan Corn
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Home Gardener
Location:
St. Louis, MO
Date:
September 30, 2014
          2.0
 
Disappointing
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Color of seeds and leaves

What are the cons? Slow growing, weak, poor yield

Review:

The Black Incan corn was planted in early June. Germination took 1-2 weeks, and 70-80% of the seeds came up. The height of the stalks varied from 5-8 feet, and some of the leaves had burgundy stripes. The corn began forming cobs about two months after planting, and then the plants fell over. I dried the corn in the field and harvested last week. Each stalk averaged one 3-5 inch cob. I had a few baby corn cobs that were dried out also. Only one of the cobs had all black seeds; the rest were a mix of black, blue, and ivory seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Johanna
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Date:
August 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Great seeds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great corn

What are the cons? none

Review:

Fun and easy to grow. Great, big healthy seeds. I simply had to try growing some, because I have never tasted black corn before. The plants look very lush and decorative along the pool deck and its getting close to harvest. Cant wait.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mikey
Location:
Hanceville, AL
Date:
July 12, 2014
          5.0
 
Extremely Tall
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Long growing season

Review:

When I first saw this corn on this website, I knew i had to give it a try. It's BLACK CORN!! Who wouldn't want to see this grow? especially in the U.S. I planted a block of 9 around the beginning of June. It is now the twelfth of July and they're about 8 feet tall! From what I've read this strain has a 160 day growing season. I am really curious to see what the next three months will entail. I did have a problem with one of the stocks falling over. After getting some support for it, within a few days it was back up on its own again! Amazing! Also I am a beginner gardener and this is the first time I have ever grown corn at all. Very easy to grow. I live in the south and germination was about 5 days.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sarababy99
Location:
Johnstown, PA
Date:
June 19, 2014
          5.0
 
Love it so far....
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? 100% germination rate

What are the cons? none yet

Review:

I planted this on May 6th and it is already over 2 ft tall! I'm really hoping I have a long enough season here to get ears and try it. So far I love it and it's very pretty growing!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andrea
Location:
San Antonio, TX
Date:
June 14, 2014
          5.0
 
Beginner gardener friendly
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? no dislikes

Review:

I planted the Black Incan corn 29 April. Having never grown corn (or much of anything really) I wasn't too optimistic on the results. But I am surprised at how well this corn has grown. "Knee-high by July".....no, let's try over 6 feet tall by June!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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