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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn (SH2)
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Maple Sugar'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays var. rugosa
Cultivar: Maple Sugar

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Kernel Color:
Yellow

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 28, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

It boasts sugar levels truly beyond belief, while retaining the full texture and creaminess of older types. We like it grilled to bring out the most of its maple candy flavor. Petite 6-8" ears. The size also allows for great husk protection, so each ear is a perfect specimen of kernels packed to the very tip.



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