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For an overview of maize, also known as corn, see Corn.


Maize (or corn) is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas. It can be obtained by harvesting a maize plant, buying it from merchants, or finding it in certain locations.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Corn is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The hardy plant grows into a tall, leafy stalk, which produces both pollen and fruit. The maize fruit is called a corn kernel and grows in rows inside ears produced by the stalk. As a water-efficient crop that produces highly nutritious fruit that can be processed into food, ethanol, livestock feed, oil, and more, maize has become a staple of wasteland agriculture in both regular and mutated varieties.[1]

For example, New California, with its hot, arid climate, relies on the cultivation of vast fields of maize capable of thriving in the post-nuclear soil. In fact, the economic might of places like the Hub was built upon the tilled fields full of maize stalks, processed into countless process necessary for the post-nuclear civilization to thrive.[2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Maize can restore Hit Points with no radiation damage. It is one of the few edible food items that does not give any radiation, besides other fresh fruits or vegetables and food found in the non-compromised vaults. Additionally, in hardcore mode, it can reduce Starvation and Dehydration.

Maize is one of the most efficient (in terms of Starvation to weight ratio) hardcore mode food items in the game, should the Courier have low Survival skill, as it often removes more Starvation/Dehydration than most food items, contains zero radiation, is extremely common, and only weighs a quarter of a pound.

Maize can be used to craft homemade flamer fuel, Cass' moonshine and mole rat stew.

Survival skill effect[edit | edit source]

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 9s-48 Starvation , -12 Dehydration 
20+1 Hit Point for 9s-56 Starvation , -14 Dehydration 
30+1 Hit Point for 9s-64 Starvation , -16 Dehydration 
40+1 Hit Point for 9s-72 Starvation , -18 Dehydration 
50+2 Hit Point for 9s-80 Starvation , -20 Dehydration 
60+2 Hit Point for 9s-88 Starvation , -22 Dehydration 
70+2 Hit Point for 9s-96 Starvation , -24 Dehydration 
80+2 Hit Point for 9s-104 Starvation , -26 Dehydration 
90+2 Hit Point for 9s-112 Starvation , -28 Dehydration 
100+3 Hit Point for 9s-120 Starvation , -30 Dehydration 

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Maize plants have appeared in previous Fallout titles, and have been described as mutated versions of pre-War maize.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Real-life features
  2. Corn is the most common crop found in Fallout and Fallout 2
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