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SWEET CORN SEEDS
Sweet corn is an iconic summer treat, with the highest sugar content of any type of corn. Each crunchy kernel explodes with a juicy, buttery, melt-in-your mouth inner texture.
Flavor is the absolute sweetest when devoured immediately after harvesting. Really, I mean get the water boiling before you go out to the garden! Try grilling ears of corn on the barbeque, still in their husks, after soaking for an hour in cold water.
DELECTABLE Sweet Corn 80 days
A remarkably sweet, sugar-enhanced hybrid with 8-9 inch ears covered with tender deep yellow, or white kernels. The rugged, easy to grow plants will reach 6-7 feet tall. Will maintain its quality much longer than regular corns.
BODACIOUS Sweet Corn 75 days
This sugar-enhanced variety has an exceptional sweet flavor. Because Bodacious slowly converts sugar to starch, it will maintain its outstanding quality up to 10 days longer than most other corns. Stalks grow to 7 feet and produce 8-inch well-filled ears.
DOUBLE STANDARD BICOLOR Corn Zea mays, (OP) 73 days
Organically grown. Originating from an early 1900’s heirloom, this tasty bicolor corn matures early and germinates well in cooler soils, making it a great choice for gardeners with short growing seasons. The first open-pollenated bicolor corn, it produces tasty 7 inch ears with yellow and white kernels on sturdy, 5 foot plants.
How to Plant Sweet Corn Seeds
Direct sow 5-6 seeds per foot, about 1-2 inches deep in rows (a minimum of 4 rows will ensure pollination) 3 feet apart. Thin to 12 inches apart. Kept at 70-90°F., germination is in 7-14 days. If birds are a problem, sow in cell packs and transplant into the garden 1 foot apart. Planting is done from spring through early summer, beginning after all danger of frost, and when the ground has warmed. Make 3 or 4 additional plantings at two week intervals to extend the season. Do not plant near popcorn. When the kernels ooze a milky juice when pierced, they are ready to harvest.