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Paraguayan Chipa Corn (75 seeds) (CN158) $3.50

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Paraguayan Chipa Corn

         
 
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Chipa corn is a stunningly brilliant yellow Paraguayan flour corn. Robust ears, often exceeding 11 inches in length, bear even rows of very uniform kernels. The plump kernels are composed of a soft starch, ideal for grinding into corn meal, which makes the very distinctive chipas, a Paraguayan national dish. This exciting South American variety has been grown in Kentucky for several years, so it is well adapted to the long days of a temperate-zone summer. Large stalks bear one, occasionally two ears per plant. Our seed comes by way of the Monroe Gingerich family of Adolphus, Kentucky, who first became acquainted with the variety when they lived in Paraguay. Couple Paraguayan Chipa corn with Baker Creek's Po'suwegeh Blue corn for an amazing color combination that is sure to impress your gardening friends. (note: these varieties may cross if not isolated).
 
Paraguayan Chipa Corn
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mainemama
Location:
Palermo, ME, United States
Date:
January 22, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious skyscraper tall corn
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy, tasty, pretty stalks

What are the cons? none

Review:

I grew this corn in a full sun, but wind exposed area. This corn can handle the summer storms with no blow down damage. It sets very very strong roots and has thick strong stalks. It is great for 3 Sisters planting schemes and climbing bean plants, and for decorating in the fall. The ears are well covered with tight husks (and also good for cornsilk) and grow pretty high on the stalks. You may need a ladder to harvest them. The shade the plants provide is great for growing greens in between the rows. We did remove some leaves to let more sun in down low, since the stalks are so tall. Everyone who saw this corn growing was very impressed! The dried corn was ground to medium-fine cornmeal and mixed at a 2/3 to 1/3 cup proportion with the flint corn Cascade Gold to make a super delicious and wonderfully textured, corny flavored polenta. The bright yellow color and corny flavor was a good balance with the oranges and reds of the Cascade Gold. Highly recommended!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lexdav
Location:
Lexington, KY, United States
Date:
September 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Chipa corn.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Tall corn animal resistant

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew commercial seed which had small ears on short plants. Wasted time. Chipa corn tasseled later and did not cross. All had 2 ears 7 feet up and large well protected corn. No bugs and no animals. Well pollinated and successful plot. Planting this superior corn again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Everett
Location:
Duncan, SC, United States
Date:
January 9, 2017
          5.0
 
Beautiful Flour Corn
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? makes delicious cornmeal!

What are the cons? None

Review:

This corn was everything it was advertised to be. We mill the kernels in our Nutribullet for a nice soft meal that we use to make bright yellow cornbread, pancakes and waffles.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Skeeter
Location:
Ciudad del Este, Alto Parana, Paraguay
Date:
July 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Great for cornbread
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? good taste, easy to grow

What are the cons? prone to weavils

Review:

This corn is a staple for dry flour cornbread in Paraguay, the women will not use any other dry cornmeal for that purpose. It is parboiled before being ground and sifted as the ladies here say that improves the flavor and texture of the flour. This corn is prone to smut in hot humid weather and needs to be dried very well before storage,or it will get blackheart fungus.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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