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Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Zea mays var. saccharata 'Tao's Blue Corn'

 

Sweetcorn 'Taos Blue Corn'

A type of flowering edible vegetable / grass, usually grown as an annual plant (i.e. grown for a single season) Sweet corn, a high sugar-content variety of maize, is grown for the cobs of yellow kernels ("corn on the cob"). 'Tao's Blue Corn' as a very old heirloom corn originating in the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Can grow very tall - up yo 12' - and matures in 100-125 days. It is drought resistant, and can be grown throughout the US.

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plant Features
  • Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn likes medium to heavy

    Medium to heavy

 
plant information

Common name

Sweetcorn 'Taos Blue Corn'

Latin name

Zea mays var. saccharata 'Tao's Blue Corn'

type

Vegetable

family

Poaceae

ph

6.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn likes medium to heavy

    Medium to heavy

  • Water

    Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sweetcorn Taos Blue Corn is 0.30meters x 3.00meters 0.30 M 3.00 M

Zea mays var. saccharata 'Tao's Blue Corn'

A type of flowering edible vegetable / grass, usually grown as an annual plant (i.e. grown for a single season) Sweet corn, a high sugar-content variety of maize, is grown for the cobs of yellow kernels ("corn on the cob"). 'Tao's Blue Corn' as a very old heirloom corn originating in the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Can grow very tall - up yo 12' - and matures in 100-125 days. It is drought resistant, and can be grown throughout the US.


Sowing seed outdoors

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Look to ensure a distance 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 1.17 inches (3.0 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination. You should look at sowing Sweet corn about 14 days after your last frost date .

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Planting out too early will make the plant cold and delay its growth. When the ground has warmed plant out in a block rather than a row, to aid the wind pollenation. Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 15°C / 59°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sweet corn is a tender plant.

 
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