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Basic Collection Information and Status
Corn/Maize (Zea mays, Poaceae)Cultural Affiliation Yoeme
Collection Site Arizona, United States (latitude: 34°; altitude: 1,300 ft / 400 m)
Collection Year n/a
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Smallish kernels range from steel blue to dark purple on small cobs. The plants are heat tolerant and fast growing. Originally collected on the Salt River Pima Reservation in Arizona.
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Characterization and Evaluation
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
|Corn/Maize Introduction||Cultivation Instructions||Seed Saving Instructions|
|Domesticated in Mexico by 6,700 B.C., corn is a staple food and has many ritual uses. Flour corn is soft grinding corn used for cornmeal, elote (roasting corn or fresh tamale corn) and hominy (masa or nixtamal).||In early spring or with summer rains, plant seeds 1 inch deep in rows, clumps, or basins. Needs rich soil and moisture. Heat, aridity and high winds can all reduce pollination.||An annual, corn is wind-pollinated, and all varieties will cross. Hand-pollination (with bagging) or staggered planting times is necessary to keep seeds pure if multiple varieties are grown. Allow ears to mature and dry on the plant.|