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Elotero Corn Seeds

Elotero Corn Seeds

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In Mexican cuisine and other Latin American countries, corn can be used as legumes, because its cooking time is shorter and, if the cob is tender enough, it can even be consumed whole, due to the softness of the tissues. vegetables.

Its cultivation is very simple, very fast growing, it loves the sun and water, and if that were not enough, it can be grown in a -large- pot.

It reaches up to 3 meters in height, has long green leaves, contains fatty acids, vitamin A, E, calcium, phosphorus and also more fiber than most cereals.

If we talk about its medicinal properties, we must know that it is antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory.


Sowing: Sowing is done from April to June.

It can be pre-grown indoors, which greatly increases the yield. Otherwise, just sow directly outdoors. The seeds should be planted about 2-3 cm deep and the distance between individual corn stalks should be about 45 cm.

Corn likes to grow in areas with lots of sun.

It is very important to plant only a single variety of Corn at a time, since pollination is very easy and you can obtain cobs mixed with the different varieties planted.

Germination: The seed germinates within a week, depending on environmental conditions. Thus, you will be able to see your plant emerge between 7 and 10 days.

Cultivation: If you have your plant in a pot, it is advisable not to allow it to grow more than one and a half meters, as it may break. For this, you can cut it at that height, the plant will still give the product.

Corn stops growing three weeks after it has developed its dry tassel, a tuft of silky brown hairs on the top of the cob.

It is advisable to place some guides or supports to help the first shoots grow vertically. This will help prevent your plant from bending or breaking.

Corn is very demanding in nutrients, the land must be fertilized abundantly prior to planting, it is recommended to sow directly into the soil since its roots are very deep.

It also requires high exposure to the sun as well as heat, edema and a lot of ventilation.

The soil must be moist and have good drainage. Aeration is also essential.

It is important to always keep the substrate moist.

The lack of water means that the ears do not form all their grains.

Corn can be planted together with pumpkins, zucchini, cucumbers, melon, peas, tomatoes and watermelon.

Harvest: We will know that the time for harvesting young corn is approaching when about 20 days have passed since the beards appear on the ears.

 Let's see how we can detect the symptoms that young corn is at the best time to harvest it.

The beards of the cob have a dark color and do not feel wet when touched.

When you squeeze the ears in their middle part, they do not give way.

The grains are pale in color (if they are intense yellow or orange they will be overripe)

By pressing with your fingernail, the grains give way and expel a milky liquid.

 If the liquid expelled from the grain is colorless, we must postpone harvesting. On the other hand, if it is pasty in appearance, we are already harvesting late so we must hurry to prevent all the ears from being overcooked.

Tips for harvesting sweet corn

Harvest early in the morning or late in the afternoon, trying to ensure that the temperature is cool and the ears are not hot.

Transport the ears immediately to a cool place protected from direct sunlight.

Consume it as soon as possible or process it to preserve.

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