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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Indian Blue'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Indian Blue

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days
91 to 100 days

Kernel Color:
Dark Blue

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 18, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Salt Springs Seed, offers this description: "Heritage variety with colour-coded cobs. Starting white (when they are sweet and tender) the kernels turn yellow, then pink (when most flavourful). As they age they turn purple and when fully dry are very dark blue. Plants grow 3-6 feet and produce 2 or 3 cobs. Cobs are small, with 10-12 rows of kernels and average 5 inches. Ripens reliably, even in cool summers."

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