Purple corn. The cob is semicylindrical shape, the grain is flat, intermediate cycle. The average of the cob is 14 to 18 cm long. Has between 10 and 12 rows (rectilinear), the texture of the grain is jagged-crystalline. It is grown at altitudes between 400 to 800 meters above sea level in the different communities of the municipalities of Coyúca Benítez, Atoyac de Álvarez, and Acapulco de Juarez. Its flowering is less than 58 days. It is resistant to climatic factors, and resistant to lodging, but sweet and makes it susceptible to pests store. For their sweet taste and their soft shattering is one of the favorites for the preparation of tortillas, is used primarily for the consumption of family, and exhibits characteristics of crosses and the intervention of the races Olotillo and Olotón. They are purple, blue to red, the color is given by the amount of anthocyanins, this type of pigment is what makes their beans have antioxidant properties of great value in human health, and it is used in a plethora of dishes that characterize the traditional food guerrero.
Developed by Marcos Cortez Bacilio