Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Hooker's Sweet Indian'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Hooker's Sweet Indian
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Kernel Color:

Yellow

Dark Blue

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Seeds of Change,offers this comment: "Great for small spaces, this has been grown for over 50 years by Ira Hooker of Olympia, WA. 4-5 ft. plant produces exceptionally flavorful, white-kernelled 6 seed when soil is warm and danger of frost has passed. Sow 2 seeds/ft in rows 30-42 in. apart."