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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Mexican June'

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

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
more than 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


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive terrymorris On Feb 26, 2004, terrymorris from Alpine, UT wrote:

Mexican June is a very old and formerly widely used white field corn which is edible in the very early stages, but not extremely sweet. Before the dent stage, I have cut the kernels off and made masa for green corn tamales. Delicious! Best grown in warmer climates, but does quite well in moderately cold climates.


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

Roswell, New Mexico
Alpine, Utah

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