Corn Sweet SugarPearl (white) Organic Seeds

Corn Sweet SugarPearl (white) Organic Seeds

Zea mays var rugosa (hybrid)

Item #3018

73 days. Nothing beats the sweetness and snow white color of SugarPearl! Grown on the western slope of Colorado, SugarPearl was bred to be a sugary-enhanced (se) sweet corn with exceptional sweetness, and the ability to hold its flavor longer. No need to get the pot boiling before you go out and pick — this one stays fresh and sweet for a few days after harvesting.

This packet sows two 6-foot rows

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1" - 1½"

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds every
12"

Row Spacing:
2' - 3'

Thinning:
When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 12"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures are warm (60 - 65ºF).

When to start inside: Not recommended; corn seed does not transplant well.

Special sowing instructions: Easy to grow from seed. Since pollination occurs from wind, corn seed should be sown in short, parallel rows or blocks.

Harvesting: Corn is ready about 3 weeks after the silks appear; harvest when the silks are brown, but not dried, and the husks are dark green; ears should be plump. Pull back the husk and pop a kernel with your thumb; a milky juice squirting out means corn is ready. If juice is watery, corn is still immature.

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