Corn – Zea mays
Family Poaceae (Grass family)
Corn varieties differ significantly in time to maturity and in sweetness. Yellow, white, bi-color, standard, and extra-sweet varieties are available. Because corn is wind-pollinated, good pollination is essential for full kernel development.
Cultural practices such as proper site selection, soil preparation, planting, and watering are important for plant health, pest management and pest reduction when growing corn.
For more information about growing vegetables, visit the UC ANR California Garden Web website.