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PlantFiles: Sweet Corn (Sh2)
Zea mays 'Illini X-tra Sweet'

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Illini X-tra Sweet
Additional cultivar information: (aka Illini Xtra-Sweet)

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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:
Hybrid

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Kernel Color:
Yellow

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

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is the first SH2 that I tried. Taste like someone sprinkled cane sugar on the ear, but texture left a lot to be desired. This one was also very attractive to black bugs in the ear.

Regional...

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

Charleston, Illinois
Cleveland, Tennessee



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