Fwd: "ancient corn"

Ed Coe ed at teosinte.agron.missouri.edu
Tue Nov 9 10:02:55 EST 1999


To Maize Netters - is there a straightforward answer?

	Ed Coe

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Subject: "ancient corn"
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 08:50:28 -0800
From: Tim MacSweeny <timmacs at earthlink.net>
To: db_request at teosinte.agron.missouri.edu

Looking at the web-site I realize how much I really don't know about 
corn. So I'll pose a very non-technical corn questions in this form 
here:

Under the attic floorboards of my family's home (circa 1730), I've 
found several different piles of corn cobs probably brought into the 
house by animals. Some of the cobs show 8-rows of kernals, others 10 
and 12.

I know the first Native American corn encountered was 8-row flint 
corn. When did the 10 & 12 row corn enter the picture?

Tim MacSweeney
Woodbury CT USA




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