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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
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5

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easton, MD
November 26, 2013
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


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.

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