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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

101 to 110 days

Kernel Color:

Magenta

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Yellow

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Brown/Bronze

White

Cream/Tan

Soil pH requirements:

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anna, Illinois

Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
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Positive

On Oct 29, 2013, brendak654 from Anna, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have grown this corn for YEARS and saved the seed. It is a wonderful - beautiful miniature ear of Indian Corn. Very decorative.

Positive

On Jul 29, 2007, dleland from Whitmore Lake, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Protect plants from raccoons, deer, crows, and earworms. All will destroy it if they can. Also, after harvest is complete, destroy old stalks by grinding, shreading, or burning to destroy cornborer worm.

Neutral

On Oct 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A multi-colored "Indian" type with purple husks. Ears are 8 -9 inches.