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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn (Synergistic)
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Silver Duchess'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays var. rugosa
Cultivar: Silver Duchess
Hybridized by Crookham; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2012

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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:
Hybrid

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Kernel Color:
White

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 5, 2012, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

"Silver Duchess is a consistent producer. This large, bright white ear comes from a rugged plant with great adaptability. This high yielding, grower friendly variety also displays itself well for the consumer with good tip fill, a nice husk package and good eating quality."

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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