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Chapalote Corn (50 seeds) (CN168) $4.00

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Chapalote Corn

         
 
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This incredible flint/popcorn may be oldest corn variety grown in N. 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 & heat tolerance. (Chapalote is adapted to southerly latitudes, and its performance farther north is unknown.) Chapaolote 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 affections of archaeologists, gardeners and chefs alike!
 
Chapalote Corn
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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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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1 out of 1 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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