Oaxacan Green Dent Ornamental Corn
Oaxacan Green Dent Corn a centuries-old variety cultivated by the Zapotec and Mesoamerican people. Its large emerald green, gold, and azure kernels has a richer, more buttery texture than other corns and are used to make their distinctive green masa. These large green corn plants can reach 7 feet in height and produce ears 6-10 inches long. Ears grow large shiny kernels in an attractive color gradient, perfect for decorations for your home, barn, or business!
Corn is one of the plants grown in the traditional Native American vegetable technique called the Three Sisters. The other two plants in the Three Sisters are beans and squash, and each has its role in the companion planting tradition. Corn serves as a support for the vining beans. Squash served as a ground cover, preventing weeds from growing. Beans provided natural fertilizer for all.
Also Known As: Blue and Green Indian Corn, Green and Gold Indian Corn, Zapotec Corn, Native American Corn, Flint Corn, Indian Corn, Pole Corn, Field Corn, Maize, Maise, Calico Corn, Popcorn, Ornamental Corn, Decorative Corn.
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||Corn, Oaxacan Green Dent
|Days to Germinate:||10-14
|Days to Harvest:||70|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Seeds Packed For**:||2023|
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Soil Preparation and Fertilizing:
Planting:Corn is best planted after the soil warms and is free from all danger of frost. Plant 1-2 ounces of seed for every 100 feet of row. Corn grows best when planted in several short rows instead of one long row. This makes it easier for the plants to pollinate and fill cobs with kernels. Plant corn seeds 1 inch deep and 3-4 inches apart. Space rows 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart. After the plants are up, thin them to 1 foot apart. For a steady harvest, plant again after 2-3 weeks.
|Planting Depth:||1 inch|
||3-4 inch, thin to 1 foot
||2 1/2 - 3 feet