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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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

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:

Red

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.

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

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