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Oaxacan Green Dent Corn Seeds
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Oaxacan Green Dent Corn

50 Seeds

$ 3.49

Oaxacan heirloom produces pearlescent green kernels

  • Originates from the Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Pearlescent green kernels
  • Used to make tortillas and tamales
  • Early maturing
  • Short stature (6-7' tall)

MORE ABOUT OAXACAN GREEN DENT:

Heirloom variety that reportedly originates from the Oaxacan region of Southern Mexico where it is used by locals to make tortillas and tamales. Despite its origin, its short stature and early maturity seem markedly more temperate in nature, and we’ve found it much easier to grow compared to other Mexican varieties. Plants produce beautiful wide ears with neatly packed kernels in various shades of green. Dented, capped kernels have a unique, almost pearlescent appearance making them great for fall decorations. 6-7’ tall. 95 days.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Corn performs best in soil that is well-drained, but also able to hold onto some moisture, as corn tends to use quite a bit of water during its active growth phase. Working in a healthy dose of well-composted manure in the fall will ensure that the rapidly growing plants receive adequate water and nutrition.

SOWING: After danger of frost has passed and soil temps have reached 55 degrees, sow seeds 9-12" apart, 1" deep, in rows 24-36" apart. To maximize pollination use a paired row or square plot configuration. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 7-10 days.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effecting in controlling common corn pests like corn borer and earworm. Aphids, Japanese beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: Corn is susceptible to a number of plant diseases. Consult your local extension office to learn which diseases are most prevalent in your region. Crop rotation, tillage, and removal of plant debris are all effective tools in managing common corn diseases.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Ears can be harvested once the husks have dried and the kernels have sufficiently hardened. To test for maturity, pull back the husk and remove a kernel from the ear. If the tip at the base of the kernel breaks off to reveal a brown "abscission" layer, the ears are ready to harvest.

SAVING SEEDS: To maintain genetic diversity, save seed from at least 50 to 100 plants. If open-pollinated, plants should be isolated from other corn varieties by at least 1/4 mile. Otherwise, hand-pollination can be performed.

Oaxacan heirloom produces pearlescent green kernels

  • Originates from the Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Pearlescent green kernels
  • Used to make tortillas and tamales
  • Early maturing
  • Short stature (6-7' tall)

MORE ABOUT OAXACAN GREEN DENT:

Heirloom variety that reportedly originates from the Oaxacan region of Southern Mexico where it is used by locals to make tortillas and tamales. Despite its origin, its short stature and early maturity seem markedly more temperate in nature, and we’ve found it much easier to grow compared to other Mexican varieties. Plants produce beautiful wide ears with neatly packed kernels in various shades of green. Dented, capped kernels have a unique, almost pearlescent appearance making them great for fall decorations. 6-7’ tall. 95 days.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Corn performs best in soil that is well-drained, but also able to hold onto some moisture, as corn tends to use quite a bit of water during its active growth phase. Working in a healthy dose of well-composted manure in the fall will ensure that the rapidly growing plants receive adequate water and nutrition.

SOWING: After danger of frost has passed and soil temps have reached 55 degrees, sow seeds 9-12" apart, 1" deep, in rows 24-36" apart. To maximize pollination use a paired row or square plot configuration. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 7-10 days.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effecting in controlling common corn pests like corn borer and earworm. Aphids, Japanese beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: Corn is susceptible to a number of plant diseases. Consult your local extension office to learn which diseases are most prevalent in your region. Crop rotation, tillage, and removal of plant debris are all effective tools in managing common corn diseases.

HARVEST AND STORAGE: Ears can be harvested once the husks have dried and the kernels have sufficiently hardened. To test for maturity, pull back the husk and remove a kernel from the ear. If the tip at the base of the kernel breaks off to reveal a brown "abscission" layer, the ears are ready to harvest.

SAVING SEEDS: To maintain genetic diversity, save seed from at least 50 to 100 plants. If open-pollinated, plants should be isolated from other corn varieties by at least 1/4 mile. Otherwise, hand-pollination can be performed.

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