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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Bloody Butcher'

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

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.


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:
101 to 110 days
111 to 120 days

Kernel Color:

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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 melody On Jan 29, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have not grown this variety, information only.

This corn has been commercially available in the US since at least 1845. The drought tolerant variety is good for flour, cornmeal and corn on the cob when young.

As stated above, it is primarily a decorative corn these days though.

100 to 110 days to maturity.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A traditional red field corn now used extensively as an ornamental.

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