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Blue Jade Corn organic

€3,80 EUR

The corn for container growing!

This variety is one of the only sweet corn which can be grown in containers. This sweet corn can reach up to 3 feet and each plant can produce 3-6 ears. This corn is about half the size of other corns. The white kernels will turn steel blue when mature but can be eaten when white or steel blue.

Scientific Name: Zea mays

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 19 °C

Germination time in days: 4-21 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 70-80 days

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil requirement: well drained, fertile

Sowing and cultivation: Direct sow 1.5 cm deep in late spring when soil temperatures are over 19C. Thin plants 20-30 cm apart in 4-5 rows, and 60-90 cm apart for best pollination.

Tips: Corn is a nitrogen lover. Add manure in autumn or rich compost a few weeks before planting. Once planted, add a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer every few weeks until the corn tassels form. Keep the area weed-free, especially when they are seedlings and well watered.