|USDA Hardiness Zone
|2a - 11b
|Canadian Hardiness Zone
|H1c - H7
|RHS Hardiness Zone
|0a - 8a
|-43 - 10
|-45 - 50
|120 - 155 cm
|30 - 60 cm
|A warm weather cereal crop that is available in a large number of varieties.
|A very popular commercial agricultural crop.
|Grown in open fields where it will receive ample sunlight and the soil temperature is above frost levels (20°C). Requires regular watering, especially during dry periods.
|Fruit flies and slugs are a common problem during early stages of growth as they damage young seedlings. Smut can infect the ears of the maize turning the kernel into a black powder.
|Propagate through seeds, sown either in a square or circle in order to ensure pollination, as Zea mays is wind pollinated.
|Ethnobotanical Uses (Disclaimer)
|Cereal crop used for both human and animal consumption.