50 'Maiz Prieto' Mexican Roasting Posole Corn, Dark Blue Seed Mix, USDA Organic
Zea mays. Heirloom Mexican Roasting Corn, great for posole. Another exclusive heirloom from White Buffalo Trading, grown by a local organic farm near San Martin, CA. The original seeds were brought into America from Michoacán, Mexico, and were then grown at a Certified Organic Farm in Calif. near where I am located. While that part of Mexico is humid, warm and filled with jungles, this seed stock has been adapted to a California-Mediterranean climate, which is dry in the summer.
This is a traditional native Mexican roasting corn, or, a "sweet corn that is not sweet." In rural Mexican towns, street vendors offer their huge roasted corn ears smothered in butter on a stick, likely from this strain of maize. At home, it would be roasted and made into posole. Most ears contain dark blue, very dense kernels, with some lighter colors on scattered ears. Delicious, intense corn flavor; ears need a long roasting or steaming time.
Strong plants to 15 feet high, with ears reaching one foot in length, 8-row, mostly dark blue and light purple to mixed lighter colors. A very rare heirloom, exclusive to this site for 2019.