A rare spanish sweet corn
Tia Maria sweet corn is a rare Spanish variety that is very sweet with a thin skin. It is part of the forgotten Spanish vegetables and fruits making a come back thanks to the work of local seed conservation societies. This is an open-pollinated variety.
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.