Corn, Ornamental
Zea mays 'Big Chief'

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

111 to 120 days

Kernel Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Yellow

Pale Green

Green

Turquoise

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Brown/Bronze

White

Cream/Tan

Silver/Gray

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Multicolored "dent" produces 8-10" ears, approximately 2" wide. 10-14' tall plants. Colors include red, blue, yellow, white and bicolors.