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Mexican Annual Teosinte

$ 2.50

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Check out Mary's Comprehensive Planting Guide for detailed planting info.

Storing seeds prior to use: seeds should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for optimal germination.

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80-100 days.

Zea mays parvaglumis. An annual teosinte species that grows wild from Nayarit to Oaxaca. This is the subspecies of teosinte that was first domesticated in the Balsas River Valley 9,000 years ago. As domesticated corn spread throughout the Mesoamerica, it received some genetic material from other teosinte subspecies such as Zea mays mexicana in Northwest Mexico.

This wild ancestor to domesticated corn shares many of the same traits as modern corn. However, the ears are small (2-3") with only 1 row of triangular shaped seeds. Plants will produce silks and tassels, but will be bushier with many branches. Each seed is enclosed by a very hard fruitcase that protects it in the wild.

Native to Mexico, wild Zea species are shortening-day plants meaning that flowering is triggered as the days shorten. 

Contains 100 heirloom seeds 

NEW ARRIVAL for 2024

Planting Instructions:  Soak seeds overnight to aid in germination. Grow and fertilize as you would corn.

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Mary's Heirloom Seeds

Mexican Annual Teosinte

$ 2.50

80-100 days.

Zea mays parvaglumis. An annual teosinte species that grows wild from Nayarit to Oaxaca. This is the subspecies of teosinte that was first domesticated in the Balsas River Valley 9,000 years ago. As domesticated corn spread throughout the Mesoamerica, it received some genetic material from other teosinte subspecies such as Zea mays mexicana in Northwest Mexico.

This wild ancestor to domesticated corn shares many of the same traits as modern corn. However, the ears are small (2-3") with only 1 row of triangular shaped seeds. Plants will produce silks and tassels, but will be bushier with many branches. Each seed is enclosed by a very hard fruitcase that protects it in the wild.

Native to Mexico, wild Zea species are shortening-day plants meaning that flowering is triggered as the days shorten. 

Contains 100 heirloom seeds 

NEW ARRIVAL for 2024

Planting Instructions:  Soak seeds overnight to aid in germination. Grow and fertilize as you would corn.

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