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 US, plant reaches 10 to 12 feet tall. Rare and heirloom.
Culture: Plant seeds 1 inch deep in 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, so if you want to save seed, you will need to either stagger the planting time of different varieties, plant them 3 miles apart, or hand pollinate with a bagging technique (see Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth or contact: Constance). I have found that in Boulder, Utah this variety of corn tassels late and avoids crossing with sweet corn and other corns which tassel early. To save seed: leave the corn on the stalks until completely dry, then hull the corn from all the plants grown, mix in a bucket to get a good diversity.