SWEET CORN SEEDS
Ears stay fresh up to 6 weeks, when refrigerated
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. Packet is 1 ounce, about 150 seeds.
Mirai are outstanding corns developed by a Harvard, Illinois farmer, attempting to breed more disease resistant corn (using natural hybridizing methods). He has developed incredibly sweet, tender corns, which are an experience not to be missed.
These corns are higher in natural sugars than some fruits. Many compare their sweet flavor to peaches and melons. Because they are so tender and sweet, Mirai can be cooked to perfection in less than 2 minutes, and are delicious raw on the cob.
Keeping quality of the ears, is far beyond any sweet corns we have experienced. Plants are disease and stress resistant.
Plant when the soil has thoroughly warmed. Isolate from other corns, either by location (50 or more feet apart), or by time (2 weeks apart).
Zea mays var. rugosa White Mirai 421
72 days. Extremely heavy-yielding 7-foot plants. 8 inch ears, with 16 rows, excellent tip fill. Good resistance to common rust and Stewart's Wilt. Mind-blowing flavor.
Zea mays var. rugosa Bicolor Mirai 301BC
76 days. 7-foot plants produce remarkable yields. Ears are filled to the tips with kernals, and measure just under 8 inches long, with 16-18 rows. Resists stress, Stewart's Wilt and common rust. Astonishingly sweet.
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.
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.
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.
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.