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Zea mays 'American Dream'

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American Dream Corn (Zea mays 'American Dream') at Roger's Gardens

American Dream Corn fruit

American Dream Corn fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

American Dream Corn (Zea mays 'American Dream') at Roger's Gardens

American Dream Corn fruit

American Dream Corn fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  7 feet

Spacing:  8 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A beautiful variety that produces bi-colored yellow and cream kernels on 7 inch long cobs; ready to harvest earlier; plant in gardens in rows of 4 or as natural screening; super sweet and tender kernels, great roasted, grilled, frozen or fresh

Edible Qualities

American Dream Corn is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces small cobs of yellow long kernels with creamy white variegation which are harvested from early summer to early fall. The kernels have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The kernels are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Canning
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

American Dream Corn will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop. Because of its relatively short time to maturity, it lends itself to a series of successive plantings each staggered by a week or two; this will prolong the effective harvest period. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Vegetable 
Ornamental Features