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PlantFiles: Corn, Ornamental
Zea mays 'Big Chief'

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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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill 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.



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