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PlantFiles: Baby Corn
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Bonus'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays var. rugosa
Cultivar: Bonus

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Kernel Color:
White

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Sep 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The stalks of this variety grow to 5 feet tall and produce up to 4 mini-cobs that are 3"-4" long. Fresh cobs are delicious in salads and are perfect for pickling or stir-frying. Baby corn can be easily frozen, too.



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