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Honey Select Corn (F1 Hybrid 79 Days) SY

An All American Selection for 2001. The breeding lines in hybrid sweet corns are becoming blurred, this one is 75% SE and 25% SH (supersweet). The practical effect of this is that Honey Select does not have to be isolated from other sweet corns and mature ears may be harvested over a longer period. The 8” ears have an 18-20 row count and the flavor is sweet & long lasting. (SY) Synergistic

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” 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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GJ
08/02/2019
Glenn J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Amazing! Can't go wrong!!!

Next to ol' Jubilee, Honey Select is our favorite!!!!

CS
05/28/2019
Cookie Singhose-Allison

Amazingly Delicious

I've grown ALOT of corn in my life; this is the very best tasting corn ever. I Pre-soak my corn (papertowel dampened with water and sprinkle some granulated kelp on the seeds), sprouts in 3-4 days, be careful not to break the little sprout off. I feed my corn every 2 weeks, high nitrogen. We live in the NW and so many people say "You can't grow corn in this area", well, I do! And my corn gets 12'-14' tall and 2 ears per stalk, delicious Honey Select. Amazing raw right off the stalk, but my favorite way is how my son-in-law soaks the ears (unhusked) in water and then roasts them on the BBQ grill.

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08/10/2018
Helen S.
United States

Honey Select. Great taste

Plus side -great taste, holds well (doesn’t get starchy) in garden and in fridge Con - sometimes doesn’t germinate well. We just plant more! Our favorite for years