Corn Seeds

Useful gardening information

Sweet corn must be grown in full sun, where shelter from strong winds is provided. It is not too particular about the soil, although it hates clay. Because sweet corn sends down deep roots, it prefers a deeply dug bed.
Sweet corn are very easy to look after once they have germinated successfully. They appreciate a good watering especially when they are in flower. They also appreciate being fed at fortnightly intervals with fertilisers designed for tomatoes (i.e. not too high in nitrogen, but high in potassium).
If the plants are at all exposed to wind, it helps greatly to pile up earth around the base of the stems - this will encourage more supporting roots to grow just below ground level.

Informative articles found on the web:

How to grow Corn
The History of Corn
3,647 Corn Recipes

New! AW08 Six Shooter Corn
Very old variety that shoots out as many as six good ears of corn on a single stalk. Solid, meaty, tender, small kernels of excellent flavor. Excellent for freezing. Grows on tall, vigorous stalks. Ear is slender and narrow, with 10 rows of white corn. 80 days.
  10 gram pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.50
New! AW09 Giant Silo Corn
Grow incredible corn stalks 12-15 ft. tall with huge ears of corn. People will slow down as they pass by to marvel at this giant corn! This is a silo type corn used for livestock feed, it also is a wonderful wildlife food. Will grow 5 times the amount of normal corn, there have been reports of 40-50 tons per acre! Great fodder producer.
  10 gram pack ( about 35 seeds ) $2.50
TST050 Sugar Pearl F1
An early white, sugary enhanced (se+) variety.
Long, fancy, tapered ears have sparkling white kernels. Excellent eating quality and tip cover. The cool soil germination is average.
  7g pack ( about 60 seeds ) $2.95
TST051 Heirloom Cherokee Gourdseed Corn
An old Southern dent corn called gourdseed because of it's flat, cream-colored kernels that resemble skinny pumpkin seeds, some Native Americans referred to them as "teeth". This is a soft-kernelled, late-maturing variety with rich flavor. Its silky texture is ideal for dumplings, puddings, flat breads and even pound cake, provided itís sifted well.
Vigorous 10-12 ft. stalks bear 1-2 big, fat ears with long, white kernels that shell easily. 2½ in. wide ears average 6-8 inches long, 22 rows per ear.
From the Qualls family in Virginia via Sand Hill Preservation Center and SESE.
  8g pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.95
TST027 Illusion White SE
An early season synergistic variety with excellent eating quality. Dark green plant with strong tip fill. One of the sweetest and most productive white corns you can grow.
Very good seed vigor for early season planting. Vigorous plant produces ears with outstanding snapped and husked ear appearance. Good flavor and tenderness. 8" ears, husks are dark-green, excellent cover and flags. Ready to harvest in about 75 days.

Seedman Basic Info:
SE: These sweet corns contain the sugary enhanced (se) modifier genes that increase sugars and tenderness to varying degrees. These higher sugar levels result in hybrids that maintain their quality over a longer period of time.
SYNERGISTIC: Synergistic sweet corns combine the characteristics of both supersweet and sugary enhanced varieties. The kernels segregate on the ear at 3 sugary kernels to 1 supersweet. Synergistic varieties are not recommended for long-haul shippers or processors and must be isolated from supersweet varieties.

Available only in Treated Seed.
 800mg pack ( about 60-65 seeds per pack ) $3.95
5014 Bilicious Yellow Cream Type
8" bicolor ears with good husk protection.
Bilicious is an exemplary bi-colored sweet corn that is renowned for being an excellent mid-season variety. Bicolor Sugar Enhanced Hybrid. High quality 8" bicolor ears with good husk protection. Disease resistant plants grow 6-7' tall. Ready to harvest in about 75 days.

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5015 Golden Bantam
Old heirloom standard yellow sweet corn that has been the home gardener's favorite since the beginning of the 20th century. A farmer named William Chambers of Greenfield, Massachusetts had grown this variety for years. After his death, a friend of Chambers found some of the sweet corn seeds and sold them to W. Atlee Burpee.
In 1902, Golden Bantam was featured in a Burpee catalog. Before 1900 most people thought that yellow corn was fit only for animal feed. Within a few years, people in the United States began to favor yellow corn.
The plants grow to about six feet and produce seven inch ears loaded with eight rows of sweet, plump, golden kernels. 78 days.

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