Corn Zea mays
How to sow corn: Direct seed outdoors
Sun requirement for corn: Plant in Full Sun
Corn has been planted 39 times by Growstuff members.
Corn is a large grain plant, or tall grass, first domesticated about 10,000 years ago by indigenous peoples in Southern Mexico. The leafy stalk produces ears after pollination. Depending on the variety, the corn can be eaten fresh, or dried and ground into cornmeal.
Median lifespan16 weeks
First harvest expected14 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected16 weeks after planting
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