Corn, Oaxacan Green Dent
- Ears grow to 10 inches
- Iridescent green kernels
- Drought resistant
- Dent corn
- 75-100 days
- ±1,500 seeds/lb
This variety entered the U.S. seed trade during the 1980s and is attributed to the Zapotec peoples of southern Mexico. Can be grown with squash and beans which climb up the corn stalks. Drought resistant, sturdy, 7' plants produce iridescent green kernels on 10" ears. 75-100 days. ±1,500 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.
Direct seed corn in rows 36-48 inches apart and plant the kernels 4 inches apart and 1 inch deep. The seeds take 4-21 days to germinate. Thin your stalks to 8 inches apart as they grow and leave ears on the stalk until they begin to dry down or there is a danger of frost. The ears should mature in 75-100 days. Corn should be planted in blocks rather than in long rows to maximize pollination. Consider planting a corner of your garden with 3-6 rows of corn next to each other rather than one long row.
There are about 1.5k seeds in a pound of Oazacan Green Dent.