Corn Sweet Sugarbaby (bicolor) Seeds

Corn Sweet Sugarbaby (bicolor) Seeds

Zea mays var rugosa (hybrid)

Item #0251

65 days. Summertime and corn on the cob go together, and nothing tastes better than just-picked sweet corn! Sugarbaby is a bicolor corn that matures in 65 days - an advantage in areas with a shorter growing season. Flavorful 8" ears with 12 to 16 rows of very tender kernels hold their sweetness and flavor longer than other varieties. Good cold weather endurance, and tolerance to Stewart's Wilt.

This packet sows three 9-foot rows.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 12"

Row Spacing:

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 - 65°F).

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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