Striped Japonica


Anticipated availability in 2024

This Japanese heirloom was first listed in the 1890s as Striped-Leafed Japanese Maize. The leaves are striped with green, white, yellow and pink. The tassels are dark purple and the kernels are burgundy. Suitable for grinding, like any dent corn. Striped coloration develops best when the plants are spaced 12-18” apart. A stunning ornamental.

Additional information

Seed Type

Certified Organic

Latin Name:

Zea mays


7-14 days


85-100 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow when danger of frost has passed

Planting Depth:

1" deep in fertile soil


Space plants 12-18" apart in rows 30-36" apart. Corn is wind-pollinated, so plant in short blocks rather than long rows so that ears fill out with kernels.

Seed Count

+/- 155 per ounce; 2495 per pound

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Wholesale Customers

For wholesale pricing and availability, please contact our office at (608) 437-9081.

Organic Certification

All seed labeled as Certified Organic is certified for A.P. Whaley LLC by MOSA.



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