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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn (Se)
Zea mays var. rugosa 'Ambrosia'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays var. rugosa
Cultivar: Ambrosia

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Kernel Color:

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dicentra63 On Mar 4, 2014, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

By far my favorite variety: I keep going back to it year after year. A local grower who sold corn from seasonal stands used this variety, too

Positive 53griz On May 16, 2006, 53griz from Waynesfield, OH wrote:

very hardy plant. grew last year and planted agian this year. not many people had much luck with any sweet corn in my area last year due to drought. yes i watered but not as much as should have. had a very good crop.

Positive Indy On Sep 18, 2005, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This bi-color se is vigorous with nice ears. It is tender and among the best tasting in its class.

Positive bjrooks On Jun 15, 2004, bjrooks from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

excellent!, our whole community has switched from another popular bi-color, & even left behind our old favorite white corn.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 1, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a sugary enhanced bicolor that was a dissapointment for me. It was just not as vigorous or productive as other bicolors nor did I find that the texture and flavor stood out in the crowd.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Alexandria, Indiana
Waynesfield, Ohio
Salt Lake City, Utah
Hanover, Virginia

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