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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Trucker's Favorite White'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Trucker's Favorite White

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days
101 to 110 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


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jboyer007 On Apr 19, 2009, jboyer007 from Potosi, MO wrote:

grew in 2007 and 2008. I saved the seed and had a very good germination rate. I watered regularly and planted after a year of buckwheat, wheat and hairy vetch cover crop. I live in the norten portion of the Missouri Ozarks at an elevation of 1000 feet. Sandy creek bottom soil.

Positive Farmerdill On Jun 13, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This was a popular "roasting" ear corn in the early part of the 20th century. It is actually an early field corn, but usually turned up in the farmers markets as sweet corn. Competes with Stowell's Evergreen, but in my opinion not quite as tasty.


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

Valley Park, Mississippi
Potosi, Missouri

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