Corn Sweet Buttergold (yellow) Seeds

Corn Sweet Buttergold (yellow) Seeds

Zea mays var rugosa (hybrid)

Item #0249

63 days. You can enjoy flavorful, tender sweet corn sooner than ever before! With superior cold soil emergence, Buttergold performs well in northern climates, but also does well anywhere that other corn varieties are grown. The large, 7" - 8" ears have 12 - 14 rows of juicy, yellow kernels. Excellent for freezing.

This packet sows three 9-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”-1-1/2”

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 12"

Row Spacing:
2'-3'

Thinning:
When 4” tall
thin to 1 plant
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.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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