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PlantFiles: Popcorn
Zea mays 'Dakota Black'

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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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill 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.



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