Remember when I planted green dent Oaxacan corn in the spring? Remember the hideous heat of the summer? We had a drought in South Carolina this year and the stunted corn stalks did not bode well for a crop. In spite of the terrible conditions, the corn produced good ears with green, blue, lavender, purple and yellow kernels. The corn has to finish drying, but as soon as it does, it’s time for green tortillas.
The peppers and tomatoes also produced well. Have you ever smelled a ripe habanero pepper? They smell like ripe apricots. In case you aren’t familiar with habaneros, don’t let this heavenly fragrance fool you and keep them far away from children. They will burn you. But, if you’re not a baby, it’s time for dinner.
P.S. If you want to try this tasty and dependable crop, try Seed Savers Exchange, or Territorial Seed Company