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Popcorn
Zea mays 'Cherokee Long Ear'

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

91 to 100 days

Kernel Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Yellow

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Dark Purple/Black

Cream/Tan

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

Regional

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

Clyde, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 22, 2004, djbolden from Clyde, NC wrote:

Prolific producer. Pops as small to medium snow-white kernels. Also beautiful for decorative uses. Seed saves very well.