60-80 days. Virtually unknown outside of South America, this stunning black and yellow flour corn hails from Guairá, Paraguay. It is the earliest corn in Paraguay and can also be found in Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. It was a selection by the Guarani Tribe of South America from their mother corn Avati Moroti for a shorter, more productive, and earlier plant. A very productive corn producing 3-5 ears per 3-5 foot tall stalk with a rich, nutty flavor typical of South American maize. Kernels are floury and vary from bright yellow to black and mixtures in between. This variety has been adapted to North America thanks to Stephen Smith and will perform well across the United States. Avati is a Guarani word for corn and Mita means small child, so this landrace may be called “Small Child Corn”. This variety, like Avati Moroti itself, has dozens of uses. It is used in Paraguay locally for dishes such as corn on cob), ground into flour, roasting ears, Avati mbaipy (corn pudding), Guaimi atukupe (cracked corn wrapped in leaves and cooked over an open fire), chipa guasu (corn bread made from ground up green corn), cai repoti (corn flour cooked in small canes of bamboo), and other uses.
100 seeds per packet. LIMITED AVAILABILITY! PLEASE ONLY 3 PACKETS PER CUSTOMER AND BULK QUANTITIES ARE VERY LOW IN STOCK SO ORDER QUICKLY!
Grown by Fertile Valley Farm in Newport, Washington.
SKU: SEED-AVATIMITA CORN