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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: 27
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Harpo
Location:
Pahoa, Tropics Hawaii, Aaland Islands
Date:
October 14, 2017
          5.0
 
LOVE this corn
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful big kernels, color

What are the cons? none!

Review:

This beautiful corn is going to get a huge area of my garden next time! Beautiful black huge kernels; a little chewy, but very sweet. We're saving to try for seed here which is a challenge. If it doesn't work it's ok we'll gladly buy more! The water makes a great drink but we used it to dye t-shirts! A beautiful lavender color came out with the just the addition of a little salt. Next time the Chicha!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA, United States
Date:
July 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Amazing Corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Black color

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought seeds for summer 2016 but didn't get around to planting until 2017. I started the seeds in March, but lost all but 3 because of my own negligence (left the pots in standing water). I transplanted the survivors at the end of March into the garden and they grew well into 10' plants. Since I only had 3 plants, I hand pollinated by cutting a little from the top tassel and wrapping it in the silk of each ear. About a week ago (late July), I harvested the mostly dried ears. They were probably in the ripe stage in late June or early July, but I was only growing them for seed this round so I wasn't paying very careful attention. Notable was that it did not take the 150-180 day growing season mentioned in the description above. I had mostly dried corn in about 130-140 days (ripe corn in probably about 100 days), but the longer nights in the south may speed things up for this corn. I currently have the ears drying on a platter in my kitchen, and all my gardening friends are jealous!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ProjectNick
Location:
Sterling, VA, United States
Date:
July 11, 2017
          5.0
 
Crazy Corn
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? its unique and an good flavor

What are the cons? steep learning curve to grow

Review:

This corn grows high, needs to be "hilled" like potatoes and loves water. As the stalks get bigger, second and third rows of roots start forming above teh ground level. So planting these in a trench like potatoes would be a good idea. I didn't grow this right my first go around so my yield wasn't great but i know my second go around this year will yield good results. There may have been as many as 5 ears per stalk had I known what I know now, but the ungrown ears would be great decoration, if you're into that kinda thing

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
daisygirlfp
Location:
Minden, NV, United States
Date:
August 5, 2016
          4.0
 
Is this corn or bamboo
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? height, beautiful kernels

What are the cons? late maturity, early tassels

Review:

We planted the beautiful, black, glossy kernels in mid- May in a fenced off 10X20 foot area of our old chicken run. Before planting we turned the hens loose to dig and fertilize. We deliberately planted close together and did not remove the suckers. When the wind blows the plants aren't free to leave the state, they just stay put. We started them indoors in tall cups and transplanted them in May, fully expecting more frost and it came. We covered the plants by piling straw and placed wires around the 8"plants and used row cover. Our tomatoes froze but the corn wasn't even bothered. Today is August 4 and the plants are between 12 and 15 feet tall and lush. They produced tassels but there are no ears to be seen and I blame the early tassels on both early planting and the 6 weeks of extreme heat we have had in Nevada. Even if the plants don't produce cobs,my husband and I have had great fun growing this bamboo-like tall and tough plant. Yahoo to growing Kulli Black Incan Corn!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Linda03
Location:
Pleasant Grove, UT, United States
Date:
February 21, 2016
          5.0
 
Fun supertall corn
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Fun, black, super tall corn

What are the cons? Plant real, real early

Review:

I planted this inside in April, every kernel Germinated plus one kernel had two plants (twins?). They grew like crazy, a couple died before transplanting in May to a low spot on the edge of the hill. By the end of July using a ladder I measured them at 12 feet tall still no sign of corncobs forming. they were tipping over, I staked them with 5 foot stakes and tied them but noticed they were forming roots at every joint, the longest roots closest to the ground. This got me to wondering if the Aztec's planted this corn in pits or trenches and then filled in the dirt around the stocks to hold them up. using a mixture of manure, vermiculite and soil I filled in the low spot. Wind came in August and snapped two off above where they were staked, knocking over others which I retied up. I created a terrace to fill in more dirt. Cobbs started forming Late October, Igot a few sparse developed kernels to replant in March and some excellent dark purple husk natural dye coloring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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