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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Pencil Cob'

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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

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Usually referred to as a 100 day corn.

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

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



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