Maize: Hawaiian Supersweet #9 Silver
Maize is an annual warm-climate crop in the grass family, thriving in open sunny environments with daytime temperatures of 20-24C. Maize is used fresh, frozen, canned, rolled and roasted for corn flakes, pressed for oil, or processed for ethanol as fuel. Maize is also an important feed source for poultry, swine and cattle. The whole plant is used as green fodder or as silage for cattle.
A white seeded sweet corn developed with 75% tropical parentage by the University of Hawaii. Related to the yellow seeded Hawaiian Supersweet #9. This variety is resistant to corn borer and maize mosaic virus.