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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Fruit Garden & Nursery

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  • Hardiness Zones

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    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    Virginia White Gourdseed corn is an exceptionally tall variety that produces very firm kernels which are best suited to milling or use as a feed corn.

    Latin Name

    Zea Mays



    Type of Plant

    Annuals Annuals
    Crops Crops
    Vegetables Vegetables


    Summer Summer


    Max height Max Height: 12'
    Max spread Max Spread: 2'


  • Annual
  • Crop
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Black Walnut

  • Colors

    Native Range



    In October of 1786, Washington wrote of harvesting some of his corn for plantation use.

    Other Details

    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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