Cuzco Giant White Corn Seeds, Inca heirloom, Peru, 4 sizes
Maiz Concha Blanco Cuzco Gigante. 270 days. About 25 seeds per ounce.
Nine months to full maturity. This is the tallest corn in the world and likely a parent of Hickory King White Dent corn. Seeds are imported from Peru.
May need bracing against wind as it matures. Fast growing plant. My test crop developed many rows of air roots. Can be started indoors a week ahead of planting.
This is the legendary corn that powered the Inca Empire for many centuries before the tragic Spanish genocide of indigenous peoples in the Americas, and it is still grown today along the Andes and beyond. The super stalks can reach upwards of 20 feet or seven meters, with ears up to two feet long, and kernels the size of quarters. This is the largest corn in the world, the true king of corn. Great for county fairs to impress the competition.
It can be eaten fresh, dried for cornmeal, or as 'corn nut' snacks, and is perfect for pozole, hearty hominy and masa harina. This corn can be baked or slaked, broiled or boiled, fried or dried, roasted or toasted, added to soup du jour or take a tour with rice and spice and all things nice. Young fresh ears may be boiled or roasted and eaten like a sweet corn (mildly sweet) with butter. A truly versatile food fit for a king.
(Corn field photo is of another landrace corn from Mexico and is for reference only.)