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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

88.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mary
Location:
Niangua, MO, United States
Date:
August 21, 2015
          5.0
 
Black corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? I love it.

What are the cons? I love it.

Review:

We got started late in our garden and in July we were still planting corn. Some of our stalks are 12 plus feet high. I have planted a different variety of black corn before and had cross pollination problems yet I found the corn extra sweet. I hope with our late planting we can avoid cross pollination. Even with out trying it this is the corn I am going to plant again next year. I would highly recommend the black corn over the yellow. I am looking forward to drying it and grinding it for black corn tortillas.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Geo
Location:
Lena, IL, United States
Date:
August 18, 2015
          4.0
 
Hmmmm
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? growing potential

What are the cons? cob/ear emergence problem

Review:

At 18 August 2015 there is tasseling but no ear/cob emergence as of yet. Planted in early to mid May, they are approximately 10 foot tall. Concerned about produce yield! :) Obviously a long day corn!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
HawaiianViking
Location:
Honolulu, HI, United States
Date:
August 8, 2015
          5.0
 
Juat beautiful
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Huge plants, amazing food crop

What are the cons? Lodging, increased spacing

Review:

After seeing this maize grown in of all places, Tahiti, I was excited to try it on my farm in Hawaii. I have grown several types of flour corn before, but I have never seen anything quite like this corn. The germination rate was good (ca 90%) and the plants exploded in growth; the tallest plants were over 15 feet! There were significant losses to lodging (ca 30-40%) so do not thin your field too early. This particular variety of corn appreciates wide spacing, very rich soil, and responded well to moderate amounts of high-sulfur fertilizer. Perhaps in the high Andes, six months is required for this maize to mature; In Hawaii, near sea level, I planted on 1 May, and the harvest was completed by the beginning of August. Curiously, tasseling was often dyssynchronous with silking, leaving the pollination to neighboring plants. Finally, this corn is delicious and nutritious. The plants themselves are strikingly beautiful and season's end you'll have a jungle of Andean corn stalks.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kevyn
Location:
Magnolia, TX, United States
Date:
July 27, 2015
          1.0
 
Poor germ no ears lodging
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Fun to watch grow to 10 feet

What are the cons? Zero production

Review:

When I read the description before ordering, I did make mental note of the words “but if it sets cobs”. The word “if” should be upper case, italicized and in bold font, perhaps colored red. Big -=IF=- for setting cobs. I had about a 60% germination rate - some of the seeds looked good and were plump, but half of them were very puny looking. Those puny ones had about a 20% germination rate and produced stunted plants. Of those that sprouted from the plump kernels, once they hit about 4 feet, they really took offgrowing very fast and reached 10 feet in an very short time. My wife and I enjoyed looking out every morning to see the extra few inches the tallest stalks added each day. A number of the stalks have lodged (fallen over) even though we have had almost no wind to speak of. Sadly, the tassels are mostly spent, with no ears for their pollen to fall on. I'm in the East Texas Gulf Plain just N of Houston, definitely not the Andes mountains. Fun experiment that failed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jesie
Location:
Portland, OR, United States
Date:
July 8, 2015
          5.0
 
12 ft tall by the 4th of July
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? fun challange!

What are the cons? none yet

Review:

SUCCESS in Portland! Well, the ears aren't ready for harvest yet, but they are forming. And yes, I hand-pollinated. I use a blog as my garden diary, so if anyone wants to see the timeline and photos of how I made this happen, click here: http://jesiesgardenfarm.weebly.com/blog/knee-high-by-the-4th-of-july-kulli-corn-experiment

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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