Japonica variegated flint corn Aka Japonica striped corn or maize is a Japanese heirloom, commonly grown for its ornamental and beautiful striped leaves. Japonica Striped Corn is a wonderful addition to any garden and will stand out among your other plants. This corn variety produces dark purple tassels with edible burgundy kernels. This corn is suitable for making cornmeal.
Scientific Name: zea mays
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 19C
Germination time in days: 4-21 Days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Direct sow 1.5 cm deep in late spring when soil temperatures are over 19C. Thin plants 20-30 cm apart in 4-5 rows, and 60-90 cm apart for best pollination.