Oaxacan Green Dent Corn
Oooh, iridescent green corn on the cob lookin' all like a mermaid's tail. Or the Incredible Hulk. Or someone who never brushes their teeth. Alright, sign me up. I'm ready to get the captivating moss and emerald, clover and crocodile kernels of Oaxacan Green Dent Corn stuck in mine.
Oaxacan Green is an heirloom corn grown by the Zapotec Indians in Oaxaca, Mexico. Obviously, its #1 feature is its striking shades of green, making it a popular choice for ornamental uses, such as parties, weddings, and home decor. The corn also dries and grinds down into a spiffy flour, but I've seen plenty of spinach-haunted green tortillas, so I'd rather eat my Oaxacan Green whole, slathered in butter.
And Chef'n Cob stripped and added to tomatillos, avocado, and cilantro for an all-green salsa.
And tossed in the batter for a batch of "moldy" Halloween cornbread.
Smart Seeds Emporium sells their Oaxacan Green Dent Corn in packs of 25 seeds. When all grown up, they should give you 6" to 10" long ears o' green growing from drought-tolerant 7' tall plants.