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Argent Corn (F1 Hybrid, 86 Days) SE

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A large, thick, reasonably early white sweet corn. This sugary enhanced variety has ears 8.5” long and 2“ wide. Ears begin at a height of 23” on the 77” plants, and there are 16 rows of delicious creamy white kernels. (SE) Sugar Enchanced

150 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Zea mays

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-85ºF. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1-2” deep

Sowing Outdoors: In late spring , after the last frost date , when soil reaches at least 60ºF. Sow 4-6” apart, thin to 10-12” apart. Plant in blocks, 4-5 rows, 24-36” apart to aid with pollination. Corn is pollinated by wind therefore planting in blocks ensures proper pollination rather than one long single row where the pollen can easily blow away resulting in small, poorly filled out ears.

How much does a packet plant: 30-40 foot single row, block of 5 rows at 8 foot.

Harvest: Ready for picking 2 1/2 - 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.

Harvest Dent or Ornamental Corn: When husks become dried or after one or two frost. 

Harvest Popcorn: When ears are mature, kernels appear shiny and are hard. Remove the husk and let the ears dry for a few weeks. Test pop kernels after a few weeks to see if they are dry enough. Store popcorn by removing kernels or leave them on the ears. 

Tips: Corn needs abundant nitrogen. Add manure (in the fall) or rich compost a few weeks before planting. Add a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer every few weeks until tassels form. Keep well weeded, especially when they are seedlings and well watered, 1 inch a week especially during the silk stage.

 

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    07/08/2016
    Bob

    Good Preformance In Adverse Conditions

    I don't think it was happy where I planted it, because the ears were smaller than described, and not uniform. Still, there was good ear fill, and the taste made growing them worth all the anxiety about whether I'd get any. It's one of the best tasting I've grown. Definitely worth another try, hopefully under more optimal conditions.