Maize: Tex Cuban
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 flint-type corn developed by the University of Florida. A superior silage variety selected for high yield and nutrient content. The robust plant grows to a height of 3 meters, is tolerant of insects and diseases, and is adapted to heat and late season planting.