Germ 7-14 days
This is our choice as the best main crop yellow corn for the home gardener. Ear length is a full 9.5” with a diameter of 2”. Stalks are 8’ tall. Eating quality is definitely first rate due to the presence of the sugary enhancer gene. We get more compliments on this “sugary enhanced” variety than practically anything in the catalog. 150 seeds
Outdoors- 1” deep, late spring when soil is at least 60 degrees. Thin to 8-12” apart. Plant in blocks (4-5 rows, 24-36” apart) to help with pollination.
Harvest- Ready to be picked approximately 2 1/2 to 3 weeks after silks appear. Silks become dry and brown. The kernels should be plump and full. Test by pressing your fingertip into a kernel, looking for a “milky’ appearance. Best picked in the morning and refrigerate/cool right away.
Tips- Keep weeded and well watered. Plant in fertile soil and add a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer every few weeks until tassels form.