Corn Sweet Painted Hill Organic Seeds

Corn Sweet Painted Hill Organic Seeds

Zea mays

Item #3148

70 days. This colorful, open-pollinated sweet corn was developed from a cross of 'Painted Mountain' flour (Indian) corn with the heirloom sweet corn, 'Luther Hill'. The 7", multi-colored ears make a beautiful display, and every kernel is filled with robust, old-time corn flavor. Color is pale when fresh; color intensifies when dried. Because 'Painted Mountain' was selected from the Rocky Mountains, 'Painted Hill' is adapted for short growing seasons and can germinate even in cool, wet soils.

This packet sows up to 19 ft.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1" - 1½"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 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, in soil temperature as low as 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special sowing instructions: 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. To test for ripeness, gently pull back the husk and pop a kernel with your fingernail; a milky juice squirting out means corn is ready. If juice is watery, corn is still immature.

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