Corn, Parch
Zea mays 'Magenta Parch'

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

101 to 110 days

111 to 120 days

Kernel Color:

Magenta

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hermiston, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 24, 2009, hyllsyde from Hermiston, OR wrote:

The only problem I had with this corn was the same as with the other varieties I have grown - ear worms, etc. because I don't spray. That doesn't hinder me though when it is corn for drying. I just keep the good kernels and toss the bad parts.

Neutral

On Nov 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A red flint corn that can be used as an ornamental, or for corn meal. It is cosidered especially suitable for making Parched corn.