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PlantFiles: Flour Corn
Zea mays 'Escondida Blue'

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

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Kernel Color:
Dark Blue

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral jenhillphoto On Sep 26, 2007, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Dark to light blue kernels on medium-sized ears. From Escondida in south central New Mexico.

I got to see this cultivar at Copia in Napa, CA. The stalks were very tall and I would say the ears quite large, especially compared to sweet corn.

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