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ZM02-176
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Basic Collection Information and Status
 
Corn/Maize (Zea mays, Poaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Navajo
Collection Site   Arizona, United States (latitude: 36°; altitude: 5,700 ft / 1,700 m)
Collection Year   1997
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Navajo MixZF121
Blue, white and speckled kernels on long cobs. An early collection from the Navajo Nation.
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Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
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Collection Site
 
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Photographs
 
The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
ZM02-176 Voucher 4ZM02-176 CF06 Fr1ZM02-176 CF06 P1ZM02-176 CF06 P2ZM02-176 CF06 S1ZM02-176 JK97004 Fr1ZM02-176 JK97004 Fr2ZM02-176 Voucher 1ZM02-176 Voucher 2ZM02-176 Voucher 3ZM02-176 Fr
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Characterization and Evaluation
 
The table below lists observations of this accession's characteristics (why are characters sometimes listed more than once
?For some accessions, observations of a particular trait have been recorded over more than one season or location; these are indicated by the different values in the Lot column.
).
CharacterObservationLot, Frequency and CommentsCharacter Description (Source and Code)
cob colorAll whitelot: CF '06 (Bioversity 6.2.9)
cob length18.55 cmlot: CF '06 (Bioversity 6.2.3)
kernel colorWhite, yellow, blue speckled (just a few), and some yellow/white kernels have pink chinmark and red chinmark (3 ears)lot: CF '06Indicate at most three colors in order of frequency (Bioversity 4.3.2)
kernel length81.81 glot: CF '06Average of 10 consecutive grains of a row in the middle of the highest ear, measured with a caliper (Bioversity 6.3.1)
kernel row arrangementRegularlot: CF '06  comments: Most frequent stateUse the highest cob (Bioversity 4.2.3: 1)
kernel typeSemifloury, with an outer layer of hard endospermlot: CF '06  frequency: 0.10 (Bioversity 4.3.1)
kernel typeFlourylot: CF '06  frequency: 0.90 (Bioversity 4.3.1)
kernel width92.43 glot: CF '06Average of 10 consecutive grains of a row in the middle of the highest ear, measured with a caliper (Bioversity 6.3.2)
number of kernel rows12.60lot: CF '06Counting the rows of grains in the central part of the highest ear (Bioversity 4.2.4)
stem colorGreenlot: CF '06  frequency: 0.90At the time of flowering. Observed between the two higher ears (Bioversity 4.1.9: 1)
stem colorPurplelot: CF '06  frequency: 0.10At the time of flowering. Observed between the two higher ears (Bioversity 4.1.9: 4)
Corn/Maize IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Domesticated in Mexico by 6,700 B.C., corn is a staple food and has many ritual uses. Flour corn is soft grinding corn used for cornmeal, elote (roasting corn or fresh tamale corn) and hominy (masa or nixtamal).In early spring or with summer rains, plant seeds 1" deep. If rows, plant seeds 12" apart; or 3-4 seeds 18" apart in basins (for arid regions) or hills. Needs rich soil & moisture. Heat, aridity & high winds can all reduce pollination.An annual, corn is wind-pollinated, and all varieties will cross. Hand-pollination (with bagging) or staggered planting times is necessary to keep seeds pure if multiple varieties are grown. Allow ears to mature and dry on the plant.
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