Heirloom Blue Cónico Corn (EDMX and Tlaxcala)

Heirloom Blue Cónico Corn (EDMX and Tlaxcala)

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(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. 

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.

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5lb bag, 55lb bag

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  1. Kimberly A.

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  4. Nicole C.

    Amazing taste and service

    Nicole C.

    It’s my favorite blue corn in color and taste. I also had an issue with the product being out of stock but the Masienda team went above and beyond to get the product to me.

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  7. CORDELIA L MARTINEZ

    amazing aroma and flavor

    CORDELIA L MARTINEZ

    My son ground this with the hand grinder, so we did not get the smoothest texture, it was more like a masa for tamales, but the flavor and aroma of the nixtamal, the masa, and the cooking tortillas were like nothing I’ve had for years. Amazing nuttiness and true corn flavor. My tortillas were barely puffy, but the sopes we made were perfect in every way.

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  8. William L.

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  9. Mark

    Excellent tamales

    Mark

    For several years now I’ve used this blue, and recently the red, variety of cónico to make tamales. I find the the flavor and texture makes for excellent tamales, unlike any others I have had in Mexico or the US. Every year I make a big batch and they freeze well so I can quickly steam up a great meal. I’ve tried a variety of the other heirloom varieties, but so far this is my favorite for tamales. I’m looking forward to getting a molinito to raise the tamales (and tortillas) to the next level.

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  10. Lizeth

    Love at first bite!

    Lizeth (verified owner)

    It’s true, there is no going back to store bought tortillas after making your own tortillas de nixtamal. The quality was exquisite! The tortillas were so tasty! I found myself eating them con puro queso.

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  11. Robert

    You will never eat store-bought again!

    Robert (verified owner)

    It is hard to compare the masa from nixtamalizing this blue corn to anything else because it is like nothing you have ever tasted before. Nutty, rich corn aroma, great chewy texture, and a gorgeous blue color– it makes store-bought tortillas seem like junk food. I ground the kernels twice with the grinder attachment on my kitchen aid stand mixer, added just a little water, and got perfect dough consistency. We served the tortillas to friends, and their reaction was utter amazement. Thank you, Masienda, for finding this corn and making it available to us!

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  12. Monica

    Great color and texture

    Monica

    I bought these just to try out the flavor, and I fell in love. Made delicious tlacoyos, in a pliable dough, and bright color. Will re-purchase when I run out.

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  13. Chris

    There's no going back

    Chris (verified owner)

    I am new to nixtamalization, but using the guidance from Masienda’s booklet, the blue conico corn, and my food processor, I was able to make an amazing masa that turned out some amazing tortillas. The end result is a slightly elastic, puffy, and tender tortilla that has an amazing aroma and beautiful color. There’s no going back to store bought tortillas for me!

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  14. Alberto

    Very tasty tortilla making corn

    Alberto (verified owner)

    This is a very good blue corn, it makes wonderful blue masa we use primarily for fresh tortillas and to a lesser extent oven roasted tostadas. The aroma when making the tortilla is amazing, the tortillas have a rich deep corn nutty flavor that reminds me of the tortillas and tlacoyos I grew up eating in and around Mexico City, we have a Nixtamatic corn grinder which we use to make fresh masa every week.

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      Masienda (store manager)

      Hi Alberto, thanks so much for saying so! We’re so glad our corn helps you reminisce

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