Kaanga or corn, can be planted in Whiringa a nuku to Hakihea (October to January). Sow seeds at a depth that is approximately three times the diameter of the seed, with 20 30cm space between them. Pick them when the silky threads on the cobs turn brown or black. Part the top of the leaves and test ripeness by pressing a grain with your fingernail. If it is milky it is ready.[1]

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