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Candy Mountain Sweet Corn organic heirloom

€2,65 EUR

an early white corn variety!

Candy Mountain Sweet Corn is a heirloom variety that dates back to 1890. As stated in the 1936 James Vicks catalog, it is considered the most flavorful and long-lasting white corn variety. The plants can reach a height of 6-7 feet and often produce 3 ears per stalk. The cobs are known for their small size and are covered in slender, shoe-peg shaped grains that are irregularly set.

Scientific Name: Zea mays

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 19 °C

Germination time in days: 4-21 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90 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.