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Zea mays var. rugosa

Sweet Corn

Sweet Maize, Sugar Corn, Sugar Maize
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Zea mays var. rugosa
Principal Common Name Sweet Corn
Common Name(s) Sweet Maize, Sugar Corn, Sugar Maize
Synonym
Description
General Comments Plant in blocks of four rows and at least as wide for pollination and full ears.
Origin
Nativity Tropical America
Height Range 4 - 8 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Dark Green : Green
Leaf Texture Blade-like : Coarse : Grass-like : Strap-like
Form Edible : Graminoid
Flower Color
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Loam : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium : Seasonal - summer water
Outstanding Features Edible

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