|An array of colored kernels; yellow, white, red and purple on an 8 inch ear. Very showy with good flavor. Steam or microwave rather than boil because the red kernels will turn brown. An All America Winner. Mature in 79 days, pick at maturity for best color. Originally domesticated by Mesoamericans, it is a staple food with many other traditional uses. Home gardeners love to grow corn, and there are many varieties suited to different climates. Plant seeds 1 inch deep in rows or clumps, two weeks after the last frost date. Corn needs rich soil, full sun and adequate moisture to produce good ears. It is wind pollinated, so if you want to save seed, you will need to either stagger the planting time of different varieties, or plant them 1/4 mile apart. Water deeply.