Colorful plants grow up to 6-feet tall! Japonica Corn (Zea mays) is a beautiful ornamental variety from Japan. Dark green leaves — striped with white, yellow and pink — and purple tassels really stand out in gardens. Attractive, dark red to purple kernels are often used for popping. Certified organic, and ready for harvest in 85 days.
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant this warm-season vegetable directly into the soil two weeks after your average last-frost date. Sow 1 inch deep, 8 to 12 inches apart. Crops require full sun, ample water and deep rich organic soil to perform well.
Harvest ears three weeks after tassels appear. Look for brown silks, dark green husks and plump kernels that squirt “milky” liquid when pinched; clear juice is immature. Prepare and cook shortly after picking — flavor is lost quickly!