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Ohio Blue Corn is an heirloom field corn variety with 8-10″ ears on 10′ tall stalks. Makes beautiful (and tasty) blue and white speckled corn meal or grits. Sweeter than most field corn varieties. Zea mays. 85/110 days to maturity.

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Check out our Corn Growing Guide to learn more about how to grow corn in your garden.

Ohio Blue Corn is an open-pollinated, heirloom field corn variety that dates back to the 1920s. Also known as "Blue Clarage," this dent corn variety is sweeter than most field corn varieties. This is a great variety for grinding into corn meal or grits once the ears and kernels have been allowed to dry. The ground corn will have a speckled blue and white coloration. Ohio Blue Corn produces two ears per stalk that average 8-10" each. The plants typically grow to 10' tall and can handle closer spacings better than other dent corn types.

Field corn should be planted in the spring after the last frost date. Corn can be grown throughout the warmer months up until fall, as long as time is permitted for harvest before first frost. Succession planting is recommended with at least two plantings, one in early spring and one in late summer/early fall. Corn ear worm pressure will be greater in the warmer months, but this can be alleviated by applying spinosad to silks and tassels once they appear.

We recommend planting Ohio Blue Corn using a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Once plants emerge, thin plants to 8-12" depending on adequate irrigation. If drip irrigation is used, in-row spacing may be as close as 8". If water is scarce, a wider in-row spacing will be necessary. For pollination purposes, corn should be planted in a square plot with rows on 30-36" spacing. Planting a few long rows will result in poor germination and absence of kernels on the cobs.

Ohio Blue Corn Planting Information

Planting Method: direct seed

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: 8-12"

Row Spacing: 30-36"

Days to Maturity: 85/110

Disease Resistance: None

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Aaron S.
Healthy and Good Variation

Looking through the seed, you can pick out a dozen or less cracked, infected or sheared seeds– leaving the rest to be much more likely to germinate. Even spotted a white and red hinted kernel. They will hit the ground soon!

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Jayme Beck
5 out of 5

*Excellent germination rate*Plants grew 7' tall with basic 10-10-10 garden fertilizer.*Beautiful uniform, dark blue kernels, some being quite large!*Very happy, highly recommend!

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Jayme Beck
5 out of 5

I purchased Ohio Blue corn based on how cool it looked. I tilled up a food plot and planted it with 10-10-10 garden fertilizer directly in the furrow. To my surprise it shot right up and easily reached 7 feet tall. Although during the early stages the deer ate some of the tops off so this year I'll be temporarily fencing off the plot. This corn produced some nice looking uniform ears with a few being quite massive. This corn would probably be really impressive if you kept all the weeds out and side dressed with fertilizer mid growth. I also had near perfect germination and overall excellent experience growing Blue corn!