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Sugar Buns Corn (F1 Hybrid 72 Days) SE

A superb, early sugar enhanced hybrid with 7” ears and 14 rows of luscious kernels that pop in your mouth. With a great eating quality and long harvest period, this corn is a top choice variety for your garden. Stalks are 5-6’ tall. (SE) Sugar Enhanced

150 seeds



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 the 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 frosts. 

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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Perfection on a Cob!

This was my first venture into sweet corn in decades—I am a Square Foot Gardener, and corn takes up a lot of space. Just pulled my first 4 cobs off (a couple partially eaten by my spoiled squirrels) and WOW!!! Took it off the cob, and microwaved it for a little more than a minute, butter S&P—just amazing sweet corn taste! Every kernel perfectly formed and pollinated. I grew 18 plants in a 10 foot by 1.5 foot box heavily amended. Shake the plants once the tassels form to pollinate the silks for good kernel formation. Grow in a block, better germination if you aren’t growing a bunch of it. Lost one to an unknown critter, but just a great plant. Great germination (I did soak it overnight to help) and direct sowed into the bed. Highly recommended. Carefree and forgiving. And great taste that lives up to its name!