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Sweet Corn

Argent White Hybrid
Sweet Corn Argent White Hybrid

Outstanding Flavor, Disease Resistant, 86 Days to Harvest

Description

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. Argent is a white corn with excellent eating quality and improved disease resistance. Ears are 7 to 8 inches with 16 rows of kernels.

  • Seed Depth: 1-2 in.
  • Row Spacing: 36 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 4 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 12-15 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Days to Harvest: 86

Planting

Pollination is essential for success so corn needs to be planted in a block of three rows of 12-24 plants (rather than one row). Make successive plantings every two weeks to prolong harvest.

Care

Thin when plants are 6 inches high. Water frequently by soaking the soil, at least 1 inch per week. Apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season in a furrow 6 inches away from plants. Mulching helps to keep soil moist.

Harvest

Harvest when ears are completely filled out and a pierced kernel shows a milky liquid.

Hint

Sweet Corn loses sweetness soon after harvest. Eat or preserve immediately after picking.

Nutrional Value

Good source of Thiamin, Folic Acid, Niacin, Magnesium.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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