Sweet Corn Seeds
Bojangles Sweet Corn Seeds
80 days to harvest. One of the finest bicolor normal sugar enhanced plus. Combines scrumptious creamy flavor with 25 percent higher sugar than normal sweet corn. Excellent early vigor. Best to plant when soil is warm.
Jubilee Sweet Corn Seeds
79 days to harvest.Normal sugar type. Sometimes 2 ears per stalk. Flqvorful, tender and sweet. Adapted to New England, Great Lakes, and west of the Mississippi. Popular all purpose variety. If you want high quality yellow corn, this is the one.
Ornamental Corn Seeds
Growing Sweet Corn
Below you will find Gardening Rules in growing successful Sweet Corn .
- Isolate: Separate small plantings of the basic three types of corn; super sweet, other types of sweet corn and pop/dry corn types by either one of the following:
Distance of 25 feet for home gardening
Distance of 100 feet for acreage plantings OR BY
- Time: Use 10-15 days in between for a planting date/ maturity date difference.
If you do not use one of the above extensive crossing between types will result in tough, starchy kernels in the sweet corn.
- Soil Temperature: Monitor and delay any sowing fungicide or treated seeds until the soil temperature is at least 55ºF. Untreated seeds need a minimum soil temperature of 65ºF.
- Moisture: Avoid dry soil at the time of planting, especially for the seeds of the super sweet type as this type needs twice the amount of moisture to germinate as other types of sweet corn.
- Fertilize: Corn is a hungry plant, with high fertility requirement. Fertilize as required and use a high phosphate starter.
- Make sure your seed bed or area is smooth: It is very important that you have uniform seed depth placement.
- Ideal Depth: With an absolute soil moisture the ideal depth is ¾ to 1 inch to insure even emergence.
- Half Silk Date: When tasseling has occurred watch and record the date on which about half of the plants show ear silk.
- Time to Harvest: Your crop will be ready to pick beginning 18-24 days after Half Silk, depending of course on the temperatures during this period. Warmer weather favors earlier maturity. Allow kernels to get sufficiently plump for full flavor.
- Refrigerate: As soon as you pick your corn it is very important to Hydro-cool the ears, by placing in ice cold water to remove the internal heat as well as the field heat. This will stop the change from sugar to carbohydrate. Then refrigerate at 32ºF.
Sweet Corn Types
- se and se+= Sugary Enhanced: 100% of kernels are sugar enhanced. Each tasty kernel has higher sugar content than the normal sugar types, but has comparable levels of starch which contribute to its creamy texture and delicious flavor. They too, should be isolated from field corn, popcorn, ornamental corn, and shrunken (sh) types. For best results isolate from Normal (su) sweet corn.
- sh2 = Super Sweet : 100% of kernels are super sweet, with 2-3 times the sugars of normal sugary types. The Supersweets as a class have a low seed density which results in higher seed counts/lb. Growers should wait for ideal soil conditions (soil temperatures of at least 60-65° F. and moist but not saturated soil) before planting. This class will also germinate better if not planted too deep. Depth should be determined by soil moisture level in the field. All supersweet corns can be planted with other supersweet corns, but should be isolated from all other genetic types to ensure their eating quality.
- su = Normal Sugar Type.Sugars convert to starch rapdily after harvest.
- se/sh2 = kernels are 75% of Sugar enhanced and 25% of Super Sweet.