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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Black Mexican'

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

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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:
71 to 80 days
81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:
Dark Blue
Dark Purple/Black
White

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:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Nov 6, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Black Mexican is an ancient open pollinated sweet corn, It was my mother's favorite. It is sweeter and more tender that other open pollinated white sweet corn of 1900 vintage. It is a white corn at the milk stage, it gets tough quickly and needs to be picked before color shows in the kernels. It actually originated in New York State, but a seed company decided Mexican seemed more exotic. It is not a small growing corn so I would suggest an 18 inch to 2 foot spacing

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Troy, Virginia



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