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Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Pencil Cob'

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

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 days

101 to 110 days

111 to 120 days

Kernel Color:

Yellow

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 15, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Usually referred to as a 100 day corn.

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On Aug 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 78 day field corn used for roasting ears. Cobs are very slender.