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  • Maiz Morado or Kulli Corn
  • Maiz Morado or Kulli Corn
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Maiz Morado or Kulli Corn (50 seeds) (CN183) $5.00

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Maiz Morado or Kulli Corn

         
 
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The darkest colored corn known, it has a most delicious flavor and is believed to have one of the highest amounts of healthy anthocyanins of any corn! The ancient Maiz Morado, also known as Kulli, originated in Peru in the Andes highlands. This is a special selection that has been bred for the past 20+ years in New Mexico to adapt to our North American latitudes and will grow and produce ears easily in most American gardens. This ancient corn is excellent as a flour corn or as a flavorful sweet corn when picked young. It is also used in South America to brew a special and highly revered drink known as chicha morado. This drink was an important ceremonial aspect to the Incan Empire and civilizations before them. We love to make purple corn juice with cinnamon, clove and pineapple--a refreshing elixir bursting with antioxidants! Locals also use it to dye fabrics and cloth, as well as grinding it into a beautiful flour/meal. Eight feet or taller and 120-150 days to maturity.
 
Maiz Morado or Kulli Corn
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

94.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zone 9a
Location:
Dublin, Ireland NorthWest Europe, Ireland
Date:
May 9, 2019
          4.0
 
Can do well in Ireland
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Really delicious

What are the cons? Smallish cobs, low germination

Review:

Slow to get going then with regular feeding and a LOT of watering [our snowy 2018 Spring was followed by an unusually hot Summer by Irish standards - 32C/89F ] they took off and hit the 12ft mark with about 3-4 (& 5-7) cobs per plant, not including a few dinky ones from several side shoots. Low germination rate, maybe 10 out of a hundred seeds? But a lot of seeds in the pack. Sharing spare seed showed how the same stock developed in similar soil with different treatment nearby. It took a while for my outdoor plants to catch up with greenhouse-started seedlings, but catch up they did. Less watered plants topped out at around 5ft and 1-2 good cobs on a few plants. Smallish skinny cobs for all the work (looked huge on the plant!) but really delicious and richly flavoured corn, kernels tender like fruit, not waxy, sweet but not sugary, with a touch of chocolate somewhere in the background, stains your fingers & mouth purple! Feed was mostly Autumn-dug horse manure & organic liquid seaweed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Leo
Location:
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, United States
Date:
April 2, 2019
          3.0
 
Chicha Morada
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to use

What are the cons? None

Review:

I place the seeds couple weeks before spring here, they grew nicely 5 feet and now I notice is turning like an egg roll, it is dying from the bottom and smell to decompose food. I need help with my corn. I love this plant is so sad see it dying after so much care

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jerry
Location:
WARWICK, ND, United States
Date:
February 24, 2019
          4.0
 
Jerry
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Interresting corn

What are the cons? Late maturing.

Review:

I had a hot summer and late frost or it might not have made it. Grew to a little over 10 feet tall. One plant had two smaller ears that had all red corn kernels. The red ones looks exactly like the black but were all red. Ears were about 5 feet up on the stalk.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
G
Location:
Milliken, CO, United States
Date:
February 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Delicious Unique
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Texture, flavor & color

What are the cons? N/A

Review:

2018 was the first time I’ve ever grown corn. I tried four different varieties and Maiz Morado was my favorite. It survived 2 hail storms and did fairly well in our arid climate and short growing season. The best part was getting to eat this delicious, beautiful corn. We used it in soups and it was wonderful although it tints it a purple-pink. I will grow this again and can’t wait for the next harvest.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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50 out of 50 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sergey Kryukov from Siberia
Location:
Angarsk, Irkutsk region, Russian Federation
Date:
January 30, 2019
          5.0
 
Wonderful plant purple corn
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Magnificent plant

What are the cons? Long growing

Review:

When I saw maize Morado on this site, I immediately read about this variety on the Internet. I really wanted to buy and plant in Siberia. Planted through seedlings. Some plants have reached 5.5 meters in height. But the cob is almost immature. However, we collected all the black cobs and dried them. Then they took out the seeds, and the rest was ground into powder. Now often make the drink chicha Morada. It is very tasty and beautiful to look at. Besides gaining strength. This year, the seedlings will be planted earlier under cover, so as not to destroy the frost. Thanks!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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