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True Gold Sweet Corn
Plant Height: 6-7'
Ears: 6-8½"
Planting Depth: 1"
Soil Temp, Germ: 60-90°F
Days to Germ.: 4-12
Plant Spacing: 8-12"
Days to Maturity: 70-80
Full Sun
Moderate Water


Planted Seeds:
May 15
Growth Begins:
May 29
First Harvest:

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 important.
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.

Propagation: 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
Harvesting: 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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