Flour Corn
Zea mays 'Hopi Blue'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Hopi Blue
Additional cultivar information:(aka Blue Hopi)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Kernel Color:

Dark Blue

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Honolulu, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 30, 2008, Robubba from Moulton, IA wrote:

As a corn, it has many companions...
Amaranth (Pigweed / Pig's thistle) brings nutrients from deep in the ground up to the surface.
Beans replace the nitrogen in the soil, and corn will give them a pole to climb.
Cucumbers
Dill
Sunflowers attract pollinators and encourage corn to grow by competing for the sun. (Corn grows taller in the middle of fields because they compete for the sun, whereas the edges remain short)
Potato
Pea
Melons
Pumpkin and Squash smother weeds, and keep the ground moist.

Tomato and Celery do not grow well with corn. I can't receive any credit for this information

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On Oct 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Traditionaly used to make blue cornmeal, but now seeing duty as an ornamental. 8-10 inch ears.