Way back in the day (1999 or 2000 to be exact) I went to Peru and went to the Amazon and hiked a portion of the Inca trail. To get around the country we took the local train which stopped at every small village. At each stop little women would crowd around the windows holding up these HUGE ears of corn with kernels the size of your large toe. They hawked this corn with cheese (a sort of queso blanco type cheese). At pretty much every stop I would buy an ear of corn and eat it. It was soooo good! I never thought that this corn could be that good with such huge kernels. My great-grandfather is Henry A Wallace so we are VERY serious about corn in our family.
I FINALLY found peruvian giant corn seeds and just put it in the ground yesterday with some melons. I cannot WAIT for this stuff to come up and I really hope that it does and that I'm as successful with this corn as other varieties. This corn is so tasty and so fun. We're getting rain and 70s for the next 3 days so I hope this give them a good start.
These are pics of choclo from the web, sadly I didn't have a digital camera back in the day and I don't have a scanner to scan in the photos I do have.
Corn with cheese:
Yummy steaming corn:
A pic of how big these kernels are:
Anyone on here ever tried these?