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Corn: Zea mays 'Bloody Butcher'

Botanical name: Zea mays 'Bloody Butcher'

Common name: corn

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

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created by:
gardengirl

Austin, Tx

at a glance

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

edible, drought tolerant

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description for "Corn: Zea mays 'Bloody Butcher'"

'Bloody Butcher' is a 100-110 day heirloom dent corn grown since the mid-1800's produces large, ornamental 8 to 12-inch ears of deep red with darker accents. Bloody Butcher is very popular for fall decorations and also good for flour, cornmeal and even corn-on-the-cob if picked when young. Sturdy stalks grow a majestic 8 to 12-feet tall and produce 2 or more ears per stalk. Drought tolerant and disease resistant. Plant in full sun in fertile soil. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Zea mays is native to Mexico and Guatemala.

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