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Corn Seeds, Early Sunglow (SU) Bulk Pack

Zea mays
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This delicious, sweet corn is perfect for Canadian short growing seasons.  It produces uniform cobs 18 cm (7") long with 12 to 14 rows of plump, tender kernels.  Short 1.2 m (4') stalks yield 2 ears.  

(SU - Standard sweet corn)

Packet contains food-grade diatomaceous earth to prevent worms.  

 

  • SKU: 140654
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 14 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
60-65 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Zea mays
  • Fill Weight (grams): 25
  • Approximate Seed Count: 60-70
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Hybrid
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet garden-fresh taste
  • Companion Planting: Dill is believed to offer defence against aphids and mites. Beans can supply additional nitrogen to the corn. Sunflowers can serve as both a framework and a barrier against wind for the corn, and smaller varieties of sunflowers attract ladybugs that help control aphids. Pole beans are occasionally planted alongside corn to contribute nitrogen and provide structural support. Spinach thrives in the shade of corn, helping to keep the corn roots cool.
  • Preparation Ideas: Corn is ready to harvest approximately 20 days after silk first appears on cobs. The silk turns brown and the husk will be green. Remove cobs from stalks just before eating. Remove husks and silk from corn ears. Bring water in a large pot to boil (you can add salt to the water if desired). There should be enough water in the pot to cover the ears. Using tongs, carefully insert corn into boiling water. Cover pot and let the water return to boil. Shut off heat and keep lid on pot for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Kernels should be fork tender. Carefully remove corn from water using tongs. Cool corn slightly for handling. Eat unadorned or with butter and pepper.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Sow seed directly in soil once all danger of frost has passed. Separate from other varieties by 7.5 m (25'') to avoid cross pollination and to maintain its unique characteristics. Planting in a block instead of a long single row will help in pollination.
  • Planting Depth: 5 cm (2")
  • Seed Spacing: 10 cm (4")
  • Plant Spacing: 30 cm (12")
  • Row Spacing: 60 cm (24")

Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Corn is ready to harvest approximately 20 days after silk first appears on cobs. The silk turns brown and the husk will be green. Remove cobs from stalks just before eating. Remove husks and silk from corn ears. Mineral oil on the silk deters bugs.

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