MY MICHIGAN GARDEN
True Gold Sweet Corn
Plant Height: 6-7'
Planting Depth: 1"
Soil Temp, Germ: 60-90°F
Days to Germ.: 4-12
Plant Spacing: 8-12"
Days to Maturity: 70-80
Sweet Corn (Zea mays)
Developed from a weed called "teosinte" centuries ago, corn is a living
tribute to ancient peoples and their breeding efforts. It was first
cultivated in Oaxaca, Mexico over 5,000 years ago, and you can still find
it growing wild in and around fields today. Many of the traditional and
heirloom sweet corns we offer have a combination of sweetness and starch
that give them a fullness of taste and texture that is also nutritionally
True Gold Sweet Corn is a longtime favorite for its truly delicious,
buttery, rich flavor. 7 to 8 1/2- inch ears with golden-yellow kernels
and long-standing sweetness.
Corn needs warmth to germinate, but once germinated the plants will grow
quite well in cool soils under wet conditions. Soak seeds overnight to
aid germination. When danger of frost has passed, sow sweet corn 1-2"
deep in rows that are 3' apart. Plant 2-3 seeds every 12".
After seedlings reach 4-6" in height, thin to 1 plant per foot.
Plant in blocks, clusters, or spirals, of at least four rows to insure
the best wind pollination.
Soil & Water:
Sweet corn needs rich soil to thrive. Balanced organic sources of all
the major and minor nutrients are recommended. Fertilize soil heavily
with compost. Side dress with compost and aged manure if
yellowing, or if growth seems stunted
When corn silk withers and ears are full, it is time to harvest.
Pull back husk to see if corn has reached desired stage of maturity.
Sweet Corn June 13
Sweet Corn July 3rd, knee high and then some!
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