A heirloom sweet corn with rainbow colors
Inca Rainbow sweet corn is a variety that produces ears of 20 to 30 cm with multicolored and sweet grains. Its stems and leaves are sometimes purple. This robust variety can reach 3 m in height. This variety comes from Alan Kapuler in the United States. It was developed from a Peruvian variety with flat white grains from the Chokelo Indians, old varieties of sweet corn and old varieties of Native American corn from the southwestern United States.
Scientific Name: zea mays
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18-22°C
Germination time in days: 4 days at 26c while 22 days at low temp of 10c,
Indicative Days to maturity: 82 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Well drained and light
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly in place, after the last frosts, 1 seed every 30 cm, in rows 70 cm apart. Cover the seeds with 3 cm of fine soil. Mound the feet when they reach 15 to 20 cm high.