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Popcorn
Zea mays 'Dakota Black'

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

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 days

Kernel Color:

Dark Purple/Black

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

A truly unique long-maturing corn with 4-8 inch long ears and nearly black, pointed seeds that make a delicious white popcorn with black centers. This variety must dry fully in the field for maximum popping.