Zea mays

Start a conversation with this interesting and tasty heirloom sweet corn.


A delicious expression of this ancient relationship between humans and corn; free from the trappings of modern agriculture. Blue Jade certainly shows us the diversity of open-pollinated seeds! We were smitten when these darling dwarf plants were growing in our trials, and enamoured when the peeled back the husk revealed steel blue kernels...but the flavor is really what won us over. This corn is hands down one of the best open-pollinated sweet corns we have tasted! The kernels turn from white to steel blue when at the peak eating stage, and turn a bit greener when cooked. Plants are small and have multiple stalks, producing 2-3 ears per plant. Due to the small plant size, the ears are about half the size of an ear of standard sweet corn. A great variety for small spaces and container gardens.


Art Pack, 50 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Corn | Blue Jade Dwarf Sweet Corn | Open Pollinated Heirloom Seed

  • Days to Germination 3-10 days
    Days to Maturity 75 days
    Planting Depth 1"
    Spacing in Row 8"
    Spacing Between Rows 24"
    Height at Maturity 36 inches


    Direct sow after threat of frost has passed. Plant corn in blocks, at least 4 rows per block, to ensure proper pollination for kernel formation. Requires fertile soil and little attention. Harvest when ears are full and kernels are swollen and light blue in color. Take care not to let ears over-ripen. Blue Jade can be grown in large containers: sow clusters of 3 seeds spaced 12" apart.

  • Daniel Baxter is a conceptual illustrator residing in Red Hook, NY. He creates clever & witty solutions for each of his projects. His work acts as creative content for magazines, newspapers, book covers, children's books, ad-campaigns, etc. Clients include: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Chronicle Books, Random House, Forbes, Time, Harvard Business Review, and Princeton to name a few. In recent years Daniel has started exhibiting more personal work in galleries in the Hudson Valley.


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