Burgeoning diversity in the Aztec maize

Last year’s Aztec maize saw only a few cobs saved for seed, and these had largely red, yellow and white seeds. DSCN5573Yet this original ‘corn’ plant – the forerunner of all the maize and sweet corns now propagated throughout the world - has all the genetic codes built in to produce a rainbow of colours when harvested, which happened here yesterday just before the rains began.

This year purples and browns have appeared. Now who would like some seeds? And what will the cook make of this product of the gardener's whim?

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2 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I never tried Aztec Maize before. I wonder how it is use and taste like?

Ravyk said...

I know this is an older post, but I'd love some seeds if you are still offering?

rachel [at] ravyk [dot] net

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