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Corn 'Dakota Black'

Zea mays

'Dakota Black' is a Corn variety in the Zea genus with a scientific name of Zea mays. This variety is an Grass that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Dakota Black is known for its Grass habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet).

Dakota Black Corn needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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How to grow Corn 'Dakota Black'

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Dakota Black is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Dakota Black are Zone 3 and Zone 9. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.5 and 7.5 as Dakota Black likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Dakota Black from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Dakota Black about 10 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Dakota Black

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Dakota Black is a tender plant.

Harvesting Dakota Black

Corn 'Dakota Black' information

How long does Dakota Black take to grow?

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