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100-110 Days to maturity. Zea mays ’Miniature Blue’. Miniature Blue Corn Seeds. Non-GMO, heirloom, open-pollinated, annual, Pop Corn. Suitable for growing in garden plots or raised beds. Corn tolerates heat and drought-prone regions. Miniature Blue is an adorable 2-4 inch long, slender, sky blue corn cob. Use them dried as decoration, or harvest the hardened kernels for popcorn! This heirloom corn has been grown for centuries in North America. With 2-4 ears being produced per stalk, they really give you a good bang for your buck! About 350 seeds per oz.
Growing Non-GMO Miniature Blue Corn Vegetable Seeds
While corn prefers to be directly sown, some have been able to grow it from a start that began inside. If you dare, begin the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date and transplant them outdoors. We recommend directly sowing them into the garden bed or field after the last frost. We also recommend planting in stages to result in a staggered, prolonged harvest. Plant these in blocks of four or more shorter rows rather than one long row; this encourages proper pollination between the plants.
Keep the soil moist. Fertilize with a balanced feed if the plants look pale or have pale veins. For a continuous harvest, plant a new batch of seeds when the first planting peaks through the soil. Maintain a weed-free area around the plants to avoid competition. Optionally, seed a ground cover over the exposed soil to decrease weeds and retain soil moisture. A great way to increase pest resistance is to plant many varieties of plants together. If you want to collect pure seed, don’t plant multiple varieties of the same species in the same location.
Miniature Blue Corn in the Vegetable Garden
Miniature Blue Corn plants are just as ornamental as they are useful. The delicious kernels can be popped for consumption, or the cobs can be enjoyed as a delightful spectacle. These tall plants work well in garden scenarios as backdrops, supports, or barriers for other plants.
Harvesting Miniature Blue Corn
Miniature Blue Corn cobs can be harvested once the husks have dried and turned brown. Grasp the cob in one hand and the stalk in the other, and then firmly twist the cob off the plant. It should break off the stalk easily.
About Miniature Blue Corn Garden Seeds
Native Americans would efficiently plant squash, beans, and corn to utilize the height of the corn, the climbing power of the beans, and the sprawling habit of the squash, all in the same square footage.
Use these cute cobs in weathers, ornaments, bird feeders, and numerous crafts! Try pulling back the dried husks and tying 3-5 cobs together for a charming fall-inspired wall-hanging.
The Miniature Blue variety is an heirloom Native American-used corn variety. Not only is it ornamental, but edible! The kernels can be removed from the cob and popped with salt and oil or butter into a delightful snack. The popped kernels are no longer blue.
As indicated in the growing instructions above, corn plants must be planted in blocks, not one or two long rows; this is because they pollinate each other through the wind. The closer the plants are together, the lower the likelihood of unpollinated and unusable corn cobs. Opt for squares of corn rather than rows in your garden plan.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“Blue and mixed corns are a great way to honor Native American heritage and feel connected to past generations. The heirloom seed will not disappoint! It is useful and beautiful!"
- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer
Non-GMO Miniature Blue Corn Seeds Per Package:
30 g - Wholesale - Approximately 370 Seeds
4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 1,400 Seeds
1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 5,600 Seeds
5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 28,000 Seeds
25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 140,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Miniature Blue Corn seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $75.
Pop - Smaller kernels with shells that harden when dried. The interior moisture content turns to steam, and they puff or pop when heated. Not for eating like regular sweet corn.
Miniature Blue Corn Color:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Annual: Not Intended to Overwinter
Days to Maturity:
Days to Germination:
Loamy, rich soil with good drainage.
60-95 °F (16-35 °C)
Late - Ready for harvest around 100 to 115 days from direct sowing to harvesting ripe ears of corn.
Pests and Diseases:
Miniature Blue corn plants are typically not targeted by infestations. However, keep a look out for corn earworms. They look like small caterpillars with a striping pattern that burrow into the husks and feed on the kernels.
Ornamental - For sweet corn, this means a mix of white and yellow kernels. For other corns, it means the inclusion of other colors or ornamental characteristics like an appealing appearance on the plant or as a harvested decorative ear.
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