The Eight of Pentacles Tarot symbolizes focus and concentration. This unique variety of corn has intense kernel color for a gorgeous fall harvest. Your efforts and care will pay off in a one-of-a-kind rainbow in each ear.
Zea Mays Annual
Each ear of this variety features translucent, colorful kernels. Each ear unique. Bred from ancestral Cherokee corn varieties. Colors are most intense when husks are dry and brown. Kernels may be ground into cornmeal or popped.
Envelope contains 15 seeds.
SUN NEEDS: full sun (minimum of 6 hours)
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/3 inch
GERMINATION: 5-10 days
MATURITY: 100-110 days
SOIL TYPE: warm
HARDINESS ZONES: 4-8
SUPPORT NEEDED: none
Sow 1-2 weeks after last frost. Space groups of 2 seeds 12 inches apart. Allow the ears dry on the stalks.
When the kernels are hard and you can no longer leave a mark on them with your fingernail they are ready to harvest. When they are ready,, twist each ear until it breaks off. Peel back the husks. Hang the ears in a cool, dark, dry place for 4 to 6 weeks to cure.