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Greenpatch Organic Seeds

Corn Maize (Manning White) Seeds

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Zea mays

Manning white is a tall grower to 3.5 metres, producing 1 large cob of white corn. Eat fresh or use as animal feed. Bred in the Manning Valley since 1932.  Manning White Maize is a Australia variety of open pollinated heirloom maize. When eaten young Manning White is rather sweet and enjoyable.

Corn is a heavy feeder of key nutrients in your soil, it is important to plant corn in very fertile soil with good moisture holding capacity. You can improve your soil by using compost, animal manures and fertilisers. Choose a full sun position and sow during the warmer months in Spring & Summer. Sow seed direct into the garden by forming a furrow roughly 2cm deep. Sow a couple of seeds together then cover with 2cm of soil and keep moist until germinated. Thin out plants to the strongest seedling once they germinate. Space seeds 30cm apart and try to grow in blocks of at least 10 plants to improve pollination.

Plants will set cobs between 70-90 days depending on the variety. For maize varieties allow the cob to mature on the plant before you harvest. Harvest time is indicated by the colour of the sheath on the cob with 50% of it needing to be brown off before picking. Ideally allow 100% of the sheath to dry off before harvest. 

- Sow Spring and Summer
- Sow direct into the garden
- 80 days to harvest

Certified Organic - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

Cannot be sent to WA.