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PlantFiles: Corn, Ornamental
Zea mays 'Pod'

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

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days

Kernel Color:
Pink
Magenta
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Orange
Red-Orange
Yellow
Turquoise
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Dark Purple/Black
Brown/Bronze
White
Cream/Tan

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 14, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Primitive type with each kernel covered in a tiny husk or glume. Husk may cover all or part of the kernel and are colored white, cream, reddish, brown or purple. Ears range from 5 to 12" long. There is much diversity in ear color, size and glume color.



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