Popcorn
Zea mays 'Chires'

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

Vegetables

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:

more than 120 days

Kernel Color:

Red

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Jamestown, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seeds of Change offers this description: "These are the tiny ears of corn you often see in Chinese cooking. Can yield up to 40 ears of baby corn per plant. Plants often have 3 to 5 stalks with 8 to 12 ears per stalk. An unusual and flavorful variety. Seed corn directly when soil is warm and danger of frost has passed. Sow 3 seeds per foot in rows 30-42 in. apart. Plant in blocks of at least 4 rows for best wind pollination. Harves tips, harvest ears for fresh eating within 5 days of the appearance of silks. Remove the kernels from the cob to use for popcorn (add 45 to harvest time)."