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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn (Se)
Zea mays 'Merlin'

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

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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:
81 to 90 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


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BURKS On Mar 7, 2003, BURKS wrote:

I have had excellent success in zone 4a, Burk's Falls, Ontario, Canada with this Variety. Won 1st prize Burk's Falls 2002 Fall Fair, Grown for several Years I seed
around May 22-27 Harvest Aug 24-Sept 5, Speical note do
not apply nitrogen side dress until plant is 18inches
or higher , when applied earlier plants fall over.

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