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PlantFiles: Flint Corn
Zea mays 'Lenore'

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

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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:
101 to 110 days

Kernel Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

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:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 19, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

One vendor offers this description: "100 days I developed this variety back in the early 1980's as a part of my senior project in college. My goal then, as is now, is to have 100% ears that have red ears with red-brown kernels. I could go into the long genetic reason for why you will get some ears that are not red with red-brown kernels, but simply expect 75%+ of the red/red-brown kernels. The remainder will be a colorful ornamental corn. Plants grow 6-7 feet tall."



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