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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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

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:

White

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

Regional

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

Roswell, New Mexico

Alpine, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.