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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'Hooker's Sweet Indian'

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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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill 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."



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