Corn - Double Standard - Zea mays
Tender Annual This beautiful full-season bicolor corn produces 7_" ears with 16-20 rows of kernels per ear. It is sweet, tender, and germinates in cold soil. Double Standard is an open-pollinated variety, and is a great choice for home gardeners.
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.
Did You Know? Corn is rich in protein and contains many minerals.
Soil Temperature: 70-85F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 4-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 6'-8'
Days To Maturity: 80-90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"
Approx Seeds per 1/2 lbs: 950 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Brand vegetable seeds are all Certified Organic.
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