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Sweet Corn
Zea mays 'True Platinum'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

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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Neutral

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

Seeds of Change,offers this description: "purple plant bears very temder and tasty white kernels wrapped in burgandy-purple husks. Averages 2 ears per plant, 7-8 inch long. Fairly tolerant to blight, rust, and drought."