NZH A beautiful multi-coloured corn that was developed by plant breeder Dr. Alan Kapuler in the late 1970’s. By crossing a white seeded Peruvian variety, southwest Native American varieties and several heirloom sweet corns; Rainbow Inca was born. Produces 20cm long cobs that increase in colour as they mature. Wonderful steamed, barbequed or pan-fried before the kernels completely mature. Can be dried and saved to be added to soups and stews in winter, also a beautiful decoration. Kids love the many colours and nutty flavour. Annual, height to 2.5m, frost tender.
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.