Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Black Mexican'

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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