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Corn: Zea mays 'Casino'

Botanical name: Zea mays 'Casino'

Common name: corn

also known as (maize, mealie, Indian corn, sweet corn)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Corn: Zea mays 'Casino'
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Renee's Garden

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 10b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

edible

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description for "Corn: Zea mays 'Casino'"

'Casino' is a proven winner for earliness and quality with a perfect taste balance of sweetness and full corn flavor. This fine new hybrid has short, 4 to 5 foot stalks that bear top-quality, 7 inch ears, each filled with 14 to 16 rows of sunny-yellow, juicy kernels. 'Casino' grows quickly, ripening plump ears several weeks before other varieties and its golden cobs will hold their sweet flavor for a week after harvest. Casino will satisfy all your sweet corn cravings! Plant in full sun in fertile soil. Well filled-out ears of ‘Casino’ are ready to eat when the silks are very dark brown but not dried out. Test by choosing a plump ear and peeling back the husk very slightly. The kernels should be tender and milky when slit with a fingernail. ‘Casino’ is a sugar enhanced corn, so the tender crisp kernels will hold their sweetness after harvest. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Zea mays is native to Mexico and Guatemala.

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