A flour or maize corn grown to make flour for bread, tortilla, or polenta.
The Hopi people inhabit Arizona in USA, this corn has been grown by them for generations. When the scare of GMOs first hit in the 90’s this corn was brought into New Zealand to keep it GMO free. This is a flour or maize corn grown to make flour for bread, tortilla, or polenta. It will grow over your head in the garden and produce large cobs full of robust kernels for grinding into beautiful flour. Growing flour corn is a great way to start lessening dependence on industrial grains.
Sow into trays in October in areas where there is frost, to 4cm diagonal spacing and keep in glasshouse . Transplant out to 25cm diagonal spacing in garden bed in November-December taking care to protect from frost. Or direct sow at 10-20cm spacing in October-November taking care to protect from frost. A heavy feeder, will require fertile soil.