Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Oaxacan Green'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Oaxacan Green
Additional cultivar information:(aka Oaxacan Green Dent)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

61 to 70 days

Kernel Color:

Pale Green

Green

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

Regional

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

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 1, 2009, green76thumb from Radford, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This corn is just beautiful! I don't know if this corn just has tremendous genetic diversity, or if the seeds I bought were not from a pure strain. I may have some fun playing with them though--seeing if I can create a blue strain from some of the amazing blue shades of some of the kernels.

Neutral

On Nov 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seeds of Change offers this description: "An early producer, grown for centuries by the Zapotecs of southern Mexico to make green flour tamales. Often grown with squash and beans, which twine up the stalks. 6-in. ears with emerald- green, mostly dented kernels (70-75 days)"