Selecting new Corn from Old


The purple ears will stain your hands!


Look up Maize Morado. It has the hp gene which makes purple so intense it is almost black. It is used to make a reddish purple drink in parts of South America. This reminds me that I need to grow out my Maize Morado seed next year.


I grew Morado last year, first time growing corn. My seed came from Baker Creed. I harvested mine a bit earlier, cooked them and ate them like sweet corn. Not as sweet as regular store-bought yellow sweet corn but quite good. I don’t know whether it can be used as popcorn.

Here are a few pictures: