Corn - Ashworth - Zea mays
Tender Annual Heirloom. Produces beautiful 6"-7" golden-yellow ears with 12 rows of large plump kernels. This is a very tasty, excellent, open-pollinated home garden corn. It is also an early maturing variety with good cold-soil emergence and extended harvest.
Soil & Water: Corn is a heavy feeder requiring high amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). Its weak and shallow root system likes loose soil with a high compost content.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly outdoors 1 week after the last frost. You can start earlier by using black or green plastic mulches and floating row covers to obtain optimum conditions. Plant in blocks rather than rows to ensure good germination. To prevent cross-pollination, plant different varieties at least 500'.
Harvesting & Storage: Ripe corn usually has a small amount of green silk near the top with dry, brownish silk at the ends. Sugar content is highest in the morning. Quality holds well on the stalk for this variety, so an extended harvest is possible.
Did You Know? Selected from a composite of early varietals, Ashworth matures with the early Canadian hybrids. A New York heirloom, it was selected from seed corn most preferred by rats!
Soil Temperature: 70-85F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 4-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 5'-7'
Days To Maturity: 69 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"
Approx Seeds per 1/2 lbs: 1,075
4 x 8 x 0.75 inches.