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Corn Zea mays

How to sow corn: Direct seed outdoors

Sun requirement for corn: Plant in Full Sun

Corn has been planted 36 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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

101 days

First harvest expected

72 days after planting

Last harvest expected

77 days after planting

Height

290cm

Spread

60cm

Row Spacing

76cm

Companions

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Photos

Corn crops

Corn plantings

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IMG_20190421_084946
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Popcorn Maize 04 June 2013
Popcorn Maize 04 June 2013
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IMG_20190329_191538
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IMG_20190323_172458
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Corn harvests

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IMG_20180116_201728_729
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IMG_20180117_174651
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IMG_20180120_164702
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Sunniness

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Planted from

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Harvested for

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Varieties

popcorn

popcorn

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Crop Map

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