62 days, 95 days for seed. Purple-black seeds are used by the Hopis as a natural dye source, especially for coloring baskets. Seeds may also be used for food or feed, and this is the best variety for dehulling. 7-11 ft. stalks with 5-13 in. heads, mostly poly-headed. Yellow rays surround attractive purple-green centers. Adapted to cool, high desert areas, but can be grown elsewhere. If grown for seed, plan to mature seed in driest part of the growing season. Mounding soil around the base of stalks helps keep plants upright.