Heirloom Blue Cónico Corn (EDMX and Tlaxcala)
$15.00 – $60.50
(Video above^^^From Milpa to Mesa–translation: “From Corn Farm to Table”–is a preview of the kernel-to-masa process that turns heirloom corn into fresh masa.)
Blue cónico is a household favorite at Masienda, and one that has historically only been available in smaller quantities. Its earthy, sweet, and grassy flavor makes it one of our favorites for table tortillas, and is the varietal that we use to make our blue masa harina! The color also translates to the most brilliant blue of any other landrace we’ve worked with.
We source our blue cónico from two farmer partners: our partner Armando who grows in the highlands of Atlacomulco in in Estado de México, and Fernando, who grows at the base of the dormant Matlalcueye volcano in the neighboring state of Tlaxcala.
Cónico, especially the blue varieties now endemic to the region, has long been coveted for its application to table tortillas, and is typically the varietal these two farmer partners favor for their personal table tortillas at home, citing a more tender texture than other varietals.
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