Corn, Japonica

Zea mays
$2.99 to $26.00
SKU: 0616A
  • Organic
  • Variegated leaves
  • Green, white, yellow, and pink stripes
  • Dark purple tassels and burgundy kernels
  • 85 days
  • ±3,100 seeds/lb
$2.99 to $26.00

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Corn, Japonica Description

Magnificent ornamental flint corn from Japan; known in the 1890s as Striped-Leafed Japanese Maize. Variegated leaves striped with green, white, yellow, and pink. Tassels are dark purple, kernels are burgundy. Beautiful when planted as a border. Color develops better when plants are widely spaced. Can be ground for corn meal. 85 days. ±3,100 seeds/lb.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into soil 2-3 weeks after the last spring frost when the soil has warmed.

Space your seeds 3-6 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Instead of growing this crop in rows, plant it in a block which will help with pollination. Plant your seeds around 1 inch deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.