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Yurackallhua Incan Giant Corn (10 seeds) (JS147) $4.00
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Yurackallhua Incan Giant Corn

         
 
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In the Urrabamba Valley and adjacent areas in Peru grows this monster corn, it is probably the largest race of corn on earth, a single kernel weighs in at a gram a piece.. 30 % larger than the next “biggest corn”! Yurracklallhua is a late maturing corn from the Andes, it probably will need at least 150 days to ripen, and may get skyscraper tall. If you succeed in growing this behemoth your corn will be the talk of the town. In Peru, the giant cobs are boiled the mealy chewy kernels are a delicacy, much heartier than any sweet corn ever was, but a real belly filler! The dried kernels are boiled for long periods and added to stews and soups. Joe recalls the joy of eating the boiled cobs, one was a meal, he bought one for each of his kids and they couldn’t finish a third of the cob!

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Yurackallhua Incan Giant Corn
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bogman
Location:
Stanardsville, VA
Date:
January 31, 2015
          3.0
 
Giant Peruvian corns
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? fun, gets attention, yummy

What are the cons? very long season

Review:

I've grown the red "Maiz Morada" Red Flint and "Choclo" white giant corns from Peru. Decades ago, I imported seed and started plants in 1/2 gallon pots, in a greenhouse, during Feb. By May 15, they were about two feet high. Secured a bunch of Virginia Cedar (Juniperus) poles, about 15 feet tall, into holes about 2.5-3 ft. deep. Planted 4 plants around each pole with good soil nutrition, lot of Nitrogen/old poultry manure. Plants reached about 14-18 feet tall and needed staking regularly. These grow in fairly calm valleys in Peru and cannot take the wind. Numerous adventitious roots suggest it might be shorter if trained horizontally before allowed to shoot straight up. The plants set numerous short cobs. Had to watch for Corn Smut and remove infected ears before sporulation. Last seed collected here was 1992 and germination was an astonishing 98% plus in 2012! Folks asked if I was using gibberelic acid to get such giant plants: no, that's just how they grow. A lot of work, but fun.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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32 out of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
xanthipp
Location:
easton, MD
Date:
November 26, 2013
          3.0
 
South American corn in general
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful and tall

What are the cons? some don't produce ears in NA

Review:

I did have moderate success growing the purple Peruvian corn, used in desserts, in Maryland. Stayed short and got about 6 ears. Have tried the big puffy white corn from Ecuador twice and it just doesn't understand our day lengths. Gets huge, finally tassels, and might produce one ear out of 20 plants. A man from Mexico told me he got his to grow by saving what tiny miserable ears matured on 14 foot confused corn for about 5 years, by which time the corn adapted. It's cool stuff and I love me some choclos, but be aware.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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