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Image of Zea mays photo by: Keith Weller, USDA/ARS

Keith Weller, USDA/ARS

(Corn)

As one of the key grains that feeds the world today, corn is a vitally important plant. It also has an interesting history. Oddly enough, corn does not exist in the wild, and research supports that it is truly the result of human innovation. Modern corn has been traced back to the wild Central American grass teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis), which does not resemble cultivated corn. It is believed that over 2000 years mutants of this primitive maize were discovered, selected,...

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James H. Schutte

(Cutie Pops Corn, Indian Corn, Ornamental Corn)

What a cutie and a beauty! The dwarf, ornamental popcorn, 'Cutie Pops', produces small ears with multicolored "Indian Corn" kernels. Plants take approximately 100 days to produce a harvestable crop. Harvest when the ears are dry. The kernels can be hulled and popped for popcorn.

Corn is a warm season annual garden vegetable. The tall grassy plants will take off as soon as days and nights lose their chill. They develop tall stalks with long, thick arching green blades. Corn has two flower types;...

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James H. Schutte

(Corn, Garden Leader Rainbow Corn, Tricolored Corn)

Unlike other corn varieties, 'Garden Leader Rainbow' is grown for its beautiful variegated foliage of cream, green and red rather than its edible ears or corn. When planted in the landscape, the tall plants make a bold statement.

Corn is a warm season annual garden vegetable. The tall grassy plants will take off as soon as days and nights lose their chill. They develop tall stalks with long, thick arching green blades. Corn has two flower types; the pollen producing male tassels and the seed-producing...

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All-America Selections

(Ornamental Corn)

A 2000 All-America Selections winner, 'Indian Summer' is a multicolored sweet corn that is both beautiful and fun. Its super sweet kernels are yellow, white, red and/or burgundy purple and even intensify after cooking. Medium-sized ears are produced around 80 days after planting.

Corn is a warm season annual garden vegetable. The tall grassy plants will take off as soon as days and nights lose their chill. They develop tall stalks with long, thick arching green blades. Corn has two flower...

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James H. Schutte

(Ornamental Corn, Strawberry Ornamental Corn)

A popping and ornamental corn in one, 'Strawberry' produces stubby, cone-shaped ears with showy deep-red kernels. Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 105 days. Allow the ripe ears to dry on the stalk, or dry them indoors in a warm well-ventilated location.

Corn is a warm-season annual garden vegetable. The tall grassy plants germinate and grow rapidly in warm soil and summery weather. They develop tall stalks with long, broad, arching green blades. Corn plants bear male, pollen-producing...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Ornamental Corn)

This showy-leaved ornamental corn has broad, glossy, white-striped foliage on dwarf stalks. Its bold colorful leaves complement the flowers of other warm-season annuals. It can even be grown in large containers!

Sow the seed in warm soil in spring or early summer. Plants can be started indoors. Corn plants thrive in full hot sun and fertile, moist, nutrient-rich soil with good drainage. There are a number of diseases and pests that plague corn. Corn earworms are common as are nighttime raids...

Image of Zea mays var. rugosa photo by: Doug Wilson, USDA/ARS

Doug Wilson, USDA/ARS

(Sweet Corn)

Sweet corn arose as a mutation of standard field corn. The kernels of this summer favorite have a higher sugar content and the ears are harvested when young and tender, unlike hard corn varieties. Several Native American tribes grew sweet corn, but records suggest it was the Iroquois who first introduced it to European settlers in 1779.

As one of the key grains that feed the world today, corn is a vitally important plant. It also has an interesting history. Oddly enough, it does not exist in...

(Bandit Sweet Corn, Sweet Corn)

The classic yellow sweet corn, 'Bandit, produces high yields of medium-sized, slightly tapered ears. The plants are moderately resistant to Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus and quite vigorous. Ears are ready for harvest around 80 days after planting.

Corn is a warm season annual garden vegetable. In the tropics, it is grown in the fall and winter. In cooler areas plant in the spring, the tall grassy plants will take off as soon as days and nights lose their chill. They develop tall stalks with long,...

(Sweet Corn)

As its name suggests ‘Candy Store’ is one super sweet (Sh2) bi-colored corn. In summer it produces lots of medium-sized ears with crisp, sweet, yellow and white kernels. The plants are vigorous and are mid-season producers. The ears should be ready to harvest 78 to 80 days from sowing.

Corn is a warm season annual garden vegetable. In the tropics, it is grown in the fall and winter. In cooler areas plant in the spring, the tall grassy plants will take off as soon as days and nights lose their...

(Casino Sweet Corn, Sweet Corn)

This sugar-enhanced (SE) corn variety produces large, early-ripening ears of sweet yellow kernels. The relatively compact, 4- to 5-foot (120 to 150 cm) stalks grow from seed to harvest in about 70 days. Ripe ears on the stalks hold well for up to a week without losing much flavor or kernel tenderness.

Corn is a warm-season annual garden vegetable. The tall grassy plants germinate and grow rapidly in warm soil and summery weather. They develop tall stalks with long, broad, arching green blades....