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Basic Collection Information and Status
Corn/Maize (Zea mays, Poaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Mayo
Collection Site   Sinaloa, Mexico (latitude: 26°; altitude: 600 ft / 200 m)
Collection Year   1984
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Flinty, cream colored kernels. An ancient grinding corn used for pinole, cornmeal, tortillas. From the Rio Mayo in Sonora. Tall plants, ca. 8-10 feet. Late maturing.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
ZM06-009 Voucher1ZM06-009 CF03 FlZM06-009 CF03 Fr3ZM06-009 CF03 P3ZM06-009 CF12 Fr1ZM06-009 CF13 Fr2ZM06-009 CF13 Fr3ZM06-009 CF13 Fr4ZM06-009 CF13 Pl1ZM06-009 CF13 Pl2ZM06-009 CF13 Pl3ZM06-009 CF13 Pl4ZM06-009 CF13 Pl5ZM06-009 CF13 Pl6ZM06-009 CF13 Pl7ZM06-009 CF13 Pl8ZM06-009 CF13 Pl9ZM06-009 CF13 Pl10ZM06-009 Voucher2ZM06-009 CF03 P1ZM06-009 CF03 P2ZM06-009 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)
anther colorSome pink, rest yellowlot: CF '03
ear height123.75 cmlot: CF '03From ground level to node bearing uppermost ear (Bioversity 4.1.5)
leaf widthModerately broadlot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.1.6)
number of tillers3.05lot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.1.8)
plant height255.40 cmlot: CF '03From ground level to base of tassel (Bioversity 4.1.4)
stem colorGreenlot: CF '03  frequency: 1.00At the time of flowering. Observed between the two higher ears (Bioversity 4.1.9: 1)
tassel typePrimary, primary-secondarylot: CF '03 (Bioversity 4.1.13)
Corn/Maize IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Domesticated in Mexico by 6,700 B.C., corn is a staple food and has many ritual uses. These kernels may be of either a hard, flinty texture or soft and floury. When dry, flints generally store better and have greater resistance to insect damage.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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