Zea mays var. everta
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Zea mays var. everta


  family poaceae 
  genus zea 

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Genus  Zea Species  mays Variety  everta Cultivar  Common names  popcorn Family  POACEAE Specimen number  S9205 Data source  UnVeg p303
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Erect Overall height  6' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 29 Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Zea mays var. everta does best in full sun. It does well in moist to wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Zea mays var. everta is a good low calorie food. There are many nutritional properties of merit in Popcorn; for example protein, vitamin B complex, calcium and iron can all be found. See the full list of nutritional values for more.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Tall stalks Crop spacing  6" - 1' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  May 01 - May 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Nitrogen Time to harvest  100 to 120 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Low calorie   Protein   Vitamin B complex   Calcium   Iron   Phosphorus Edible parts  Seeds Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  May is normally the best time to begin planting. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 6" apart. It requires warm days for good production. Nitrogen is required for optimal growth. Estimated time to harvest is 100 to 120 days. Zea mays var. everta is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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