Last year’s Aztec maize saw only a few cobs saved for seed, and these had largely red, yellow and white seeds. Yet 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?