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Chapalote Corn (50 seeds) (CN168) $5.00

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Chapalote Corn

         
 
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This incredible flint/popcorn may be the oldest corn variety grown in North America! Carbon dating says this variety could be 4000 years old! Long, slim ears are filled with luminous amber to dark brown kernels. Great drought and heat tolerance. Chapalote is adapted to southerly latitudes, and its performance farther north is unknown. Chapalote can be popped or used in pinole, polenta, and many other corn dishes; the meal being delightfully sweet. In the 1950s it was rediscovered in remote, northwestern Mexico. Since that time its superior qualities have captured the imagination and affection of archaeologists, gardeners and chefs alike!
 
Chapalote Corn
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Naadaa Hastiin
Location:
Roseburg, OR, United States
Date:
August 8, 2019
          5.0
 
Feeling the connection
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Ancient and great looking

What are the cons? None

Review:

Well, I started each of my seeds early in my own compost/soiil the first of March this year of 2019. I wanted to give each plant a good head start so I kept all of the germinations in one gallon pots with one seed per pot. I took a big chance of possibly freezing them when I took them out of my mini greenhouse and planted them in the ground the middle of April. As of August sixth 2019 most of the ears are finished. If I subtract the early planting days, I am dealing with somewhere around six weeks. Direct seeding in the garden around the end of April this year would have put the maturity around the middle of September-1st of October here in inland, western Oregon. This codes to six months or so maturity for me. My system is more labor intensive than the "drop the seed in a row method," but I wasn't sure about the outcome so I went ahead with my plan. Success is great! I would recommend Chapalote for anyone who wants to feel connected with the ancient corn past.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

41 out of 44 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eowyn
Location:
Pleasant Grove, UT, United States
Date:
December 5, 2017
          4.0
 
Versatile and Impressive
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Great Producer

What are the cons? Needs longer season, topples

Review:

We grew three different Baker Creek corn varieties this year, primarily to use for popcorn: Chapalote, Glass Gem and Cherokee Long Ear. Unfortunately, we were a month late getting our garden in this year and the corn only had about 100 days. The Chapalote probably needs 110-120 days, but even with the short growing season, its ears were the longest and most consistently full of all three varieties. Each stalk gave us 2-3 ears, but not all were mature at 100 days. The Chapalote also had the tallest stalks - around 10' tall! - and tended to get blown over in a strong wind. We're very likely to grow this variety again, making sure to get the seeds in the ground sooner and to give the stalks some support. In terms of flavor, it was the nuttiest of the three varieties (something that recommends it for our family's tastes). Even with our gardening goofs, this variety impressed!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JavaMama08
Location:
Lawton, OK, United States
Date:
June 30, 2017
          3.0
 
Quick growth for our OK heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Grew quickly

What are the cons? Low or no ears of corn

Review:

We planted this hoping for a better outcome than with some others types we had tried in the past. It has grown well in our OK weather. However, we have many stalks that have neither silk or corn on them despite their 6-7 foot tall height. I am hoping to harvest the ones that have ears on them to see how they taste and look.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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