Hooker's Sweet Indian
70 to 100 days — The stalks of 'Hooker's Sweet Indian' corn reach about four feet in height and produce two to three thin, five to seven inch long ears. At the fresh eating stage, the kernels are sweet and white in color but mature to a dark, blue-black color. The dried kernels can be ground into a really sweet cornmeal.
Because of its size, it is an excellent choice for folks with small garden spaces. 'Hooker's Sweet Indian' corn tolerates cooler soil temperatures and is a good choice for folks with shorter growing seasons.
The history of this variety is complex, confusing, and there seems to be several obviously different strains, with the same or similar names, in circulation. We are still working on documenting the historical facts, but we believe it to be an old family heirloom, either developed by, or given to, a man named Ira Hooker from the Olympia, Washington area some time before the 1940s.
Each packet contains 0.5 ounce, which is approximately 85 seeds.
- Rare and in Limited Supply -