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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: 12
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Alga
Location:
Byers, CO, United States
Date:
April 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Fun to watch grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fast growing and fun to watch

What are the cons? None

Review:

I started these seeds in doors and at day 2 they sprouted, at day 14 they are a foot tall. I can't wait to move them outside to see what they can really do! I wish I could post my photos.

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:
Brian D.
Location:
Spring Hill, FL, United States
Date:
April 6, 2015
          5.0
 
100 Germination
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fast Germination

What are the cons? None yet

Review:

100% germination in 2 days, so that's a good start! Will update when the results are in.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

45 out of 45 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Martin Walsh
Location:
Mountain Grove, MO
Date:
November 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Successful crop in Missouri
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Eye-catching Stalks are HUGE

What are the cons? none

Review:

My daughter bought a pack of seeds from Baker Creek Seed Store. She planted them in our green house in March during her spring break from college. I found the tray of tiny corn plants with no ID. When she told me they were Kulli Black I told her that they would never make it....needs 150 to 180 day growing season. But, at her urging, I transplanted them into the garden. About 5 to 6 months later, after watching the gigantic 15 foot tall corn tower above the roof of our home, we harvested several beautiful ears of the shiny black corn. Once again, Dad was proven wrong by Daughter. This proves it can be grown right here in Missouri. Plants had good anchor roots but we had to stake anyway.....they were 15 ft tall! Had to use a step ladder to harvest some ears. Time of flowering was a little off-set with silking but we expected that and had to help a little with some hand-pollinating. It was a fun challenge. I encourage everyone north of Missouri to see if they can get a crop!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

24 out of 30 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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14 out of 16 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
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