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. A unique variety that can be grown anywhere, Painted Hill is well adapted to short-season and northern gardens. Seed germinates even in cold soils, and plants will tolerate light frost so it can be sown several weeks earlier than other corn varieties.

This packet sows three 8-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1" - 1½"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds
every 12"

Row Spacing:
2' - 3'

When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost.

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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