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Product Number: 11502

Delectable Corn (F1 Hybrid, 80 days) SE

Zea mays

 

Nothing like picking fresh corn from your garden and this variety is home grown corn magic. Sweet and tender ears are fantastic for fresh eating or home processing. 8 -9” ears, with 16-20 rows, on 6-7’ stalks.                                       

150 seeds 

 

PLANTING

Germination: 7-14 days

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

Seed Sowing Depth: 1-2” deep

Outside Sowing: In late spring , after the last frost date , when soil reaches at least 60 degrees F. 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 be easily blow away resulting in small, poorly filled out ears.

How much does a packet plant: 30-40 foot single row, block of 4 rows at 8 foot.

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: 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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