Named after Ira Hooker, who developed this short-season variety to ripen in cool temps. Short plants produce 2 ears of 7-8” long sweet corn that ripens from white and yellow through purple to blue as they mature. The mature seed is gray-blue. The flavor is rich, full, and sweet with a wonderful texture. Adapted to have good cold soil emergence for early sowings. Harvest for sweet corn in white and yellow stage* or grind mature, dry blue kernels for super-sweet cornmeal! Open-pollinated. 75-80 days.
Harvest when the kernels produce a milky white fluid. If it’s clear, it’s too early, and if there is no fluid, it’s too late, and they’ll be starchy (however good for roasting still).
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