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PlantFiles: 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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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

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


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hyllsyde 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Hermiston, Oregon

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