Popcorn
Zea mays 'Black'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:

Dark Purple/Black

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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Southern Exposure, offers this description: "maroon-black) 80 days. Makes beautiful black and white popped corn. [Mennonite heirloom.] Good flavor, and it pops well. The popped kernels are crunchy and are bright white with black accents. The decorative 4 to 5" ears are mostly black, while some are dark maroon. Stalks average 6' and bear two ears per stalk."