Annual Plant Height : 46cm to 303cm included Origin : Mexico Environment : Hillsides, fields. In full sun. Climate : Warm, temperate. Cold-intolerant
Notes : Also known as Maize, Corn (short for 'Indian Corn') is the largest crop in all of the Americas (270 million tons early in the USA alone). The name mays comes from the Arawak (Caribbean native tribe) word for the plant. The very rapid growth (3 cm per day!) has made it a very popular crop worldwide. Corn is used as both human and animal food. Today, it is often manipulated into genetic variations, of which Sweetcorn is the most popular.