Heirloom Bolita Belatove (Purple/Red) Corn

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Heirloom Bolita Belatove (Purple/Red) Corn

13.25

Bolita belatove may be among the rarest of heirloom corn varieties in all of Mexico. Belatove (Zapotec for “maguey worm”, which, like this variety of corn, bares a gorgeous purple/red hue) hails from Oaxaca’s central valleys.

When we began working with belatove in 2014, researchers estimated that it had less than five tons in cultivation across the entire state of Oaxaca. At such a low production level, they feared it to be at risk of near-term extinction.

By offering premium pricing and upfront offtake to farmers, Masienda has directly contributed to growing this landrace population by more than five times (and counting)!

Working with belatove, it’s hard to imagine a world without it—with the right amount of cal (no more than 1% ratio to corn), it yields a beautiful mauve masa and distinctly nutty flavor. We’re hooked.

By accepting delivery of the landrace maize or heirloom beans associated with this order, recipient acknowledges and confirms that this Masienda product shall not be propagated, cultivated or resold in strict accordance with the Nagoya Protocol and state sales tax regulations. 

5lb bag.

PLEASE NOTE: Masienda fulfills orders each week on Wednesdays, US holidays excluded. Cutoff time for outgoing orders is 5pm PT the day prior to shipment (i.e 5pm PT Tuesday). For example, orders received after 5pm PT on Tuesdays will ship out the following Wednesday. Shipping requirements vary by product. Thank you!

For larger orders and wholesale/foodservice, please email info@masienda.com.

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