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Zea mays Peruvian Morado purple corn

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 70734

Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence: (~120 days)
Fruit: deep VIOLET, 15cm. ear, 8-12 rows, some dent
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Common names for Zea mays Peruvian Morado purple corn:

Chicha de Jora Corn (local booze),  Peruvian Purple Corn, 


Zea mays Peruvian Morado purple corn is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

82:   Peruvian and Bolivian Natives
83:   Vegetable Seed List
90:   Cereals, Legumes, and other Food and Oilseed Plants
110:   South American Native Plant Seed List
145:   Grasses Seed List
Mainly low growing herbage with blade like leaves, for all Gramineae see list 713
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
408:  Gramineae
568:  Poaceae
713:  Gramineae


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Germination guide for Zea mays Peruvian Morado purple corn

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Zea mays Peruvian Morado purple corn seeds will usually germinate in 5-14 days.
Sow Zea mays Peruvian Morado purple corn seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

Sow seeds individually in peat pots.


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