Dent Corn 'Blue Clarage'

Zea mays

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Clarage
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Dark Blue


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:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

100 days. [Developed west of the Appalachian Mountains in the Ohio and West Virginia area between 1830 and 1850.] 'Blue Clarage' is a highly uniform, semi-dent corn. This corn grows 7' tall, maturing one ear per stalk. A distinctive feature of this variety is its solid-blue, medium-sized ears. 'Blue Clarage' was developed as a meal and feed corn; It has a higher sugar content than most dent corns and may be used as a table corn when harvested in the milk stage. When used for corn meal it has a sweet flavor. It mills easiily and makes speckled blue and white flour, but if the bran is sifted out, a white flour is obtained. Older farmers who use this corn to feed chickens claim that the chickens will eat more, lay more eggs, and put on more meat. 'Blue Clarage' resists lodging, and tolerates ... read more