No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Zea maize
Days to Maturity: 75-78
Sweet Corn is among the most popular home grown vegetables.
Nothing equals the taste of freshly picked and cooked sweet corn. The
three essential ingredients for success are adequate space, water and
heat. Bi-Licious is an excellent mid-season hybrid with bi-colored
kernels maturing in 75 or more days. Ears are 8 1/2 inches with 16 rows
Synergistic corn has 75% sugar enhanced kernels and 25% Supersweet
kernels. It combines the exceptional tenderness and sweet corn flavor of
SE/se varieties with the extra sweetness, extended shelf life and
field-holding ability of sh2 varieties.
| 1 Packet
| 1 Pound
| 5 Pounds
For best results, isolate each variety of corn from any other corn. For best germination, soil temperature should be at least 70°F.
CULTURE: Patience is critical to growing a good crop of corn. Corn does
not like cold wet soil so resist the urge to plant until the soil
temperature is warm enough. If in doubt, get a soil thermometer and
check! Enthusiastic gardeners can get a jumpstart by starting the seed
indoors and transplanting after the danger of frost has passed.
Because corn is wind pollinated, plant individual varieties in blocks of
4 rows. Space rows 24-30 inches apart, and make row furrows about 6-8
inches deep. Back fill the furrow then sow seeds and cover with soil or
sifted compost. When seedlings are 4-5 inches tall, thin plants. Water
regularly and deeply. Up until the corn begins to tassel, use a high
nitrogen fertilizer as a foliar spray every 7-14 days. If the color of
the plant is dark green, cut back the fertilizer. Mulch with compost or
composted manure to help retain moisture and control weeds.
NUMBER OF EARS: Most corn varieties are bred to produce 2 ears.
Excellent growing conditions and soil fertility can sometimes result in a
DISEASE: The incidence of disease in corn is being greatly reduced by
breeding resistant varieties. Prevention is enhanced by a 3-year crop
rotation and removing old stalks in the fall.
INSECTS/PESTS: Corn borers can be controlled with applications of
Pyrethrin applied before silking. Contact your local county extension
agent for more specific pest control measures in your area. The most
important control measure is removing all stalks and refuse from the
garden in fall.
HARVEST: When kernels are full and milky. A drying and browning of the
ear silks is a good indicator of readiness. Ears should be cooled as
quickly as possible and stored at 34°F.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Days to maturity are
calculated from date of direct seeding. Usual seed life: 1 year.