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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Bloody Mary'

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

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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

Kernel Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Cream/Tan

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive larry1702 On Jul 23, 2011, larry1702 from Albuquerque, NM wrote:

OP105 days under most conditions thick strong stalks to 8 ft and great red corn with white spot on the top of the kernels. Very attractive and wow do the chickens pass over everything else to get to it. Earliest note is 1885 in Oklahoma and brought to New Mexico along the Rio Grande in the early 1920's. This corn is also offered under the name of Rio Grande Red. Very adaptable.

Regional...

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

Albuquerque, New Mexico



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