Baby Corn
Zea mays 'Minor Sweet'

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

51 to 60 days

Kernel Color:

Yellow

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Sets 4-5 cobs of corn which can be harvested as baby corn just as the silks emerge. Plants will still grow tall; the only thing miniature is the cobs.