Taos Blue Dent Corn
An Ancient heirloom corn grown in high elevation mountains at the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Drought resistant, and can be grown throughout the U.S. The plant reaches 10-12 ft tall. Rare.
Culture: Plant the seeds 1 inch deep ini rows or clumps two weeks after the last frost date. Corn needs rich soil, full sun and adequate moisture to produce good ears. Water deeply.
Seed Saving: Corn is wind pollinated; therefore if you want to save the seeds you will need to either stagger the planting time of different varieties, plant them 3 miles apart, or hand pollinate with a bagging technique. (You may see “Seed to Seed” by Susan Ashworth or contact: Constance.) I have found that in Boulder this variety corns which tassel to early. To save the seed leave the corn on stalks until they are completely dry. Then you will need to hull the corn from all the plants grown. Mix in a bucket to get good diversity.