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Corn - Country Gentleman - Zea mays
Tender Annual Country Gentleman is a standard late white corn, with narrow, small, nonrowing kernels on 7"-8" tapered ears. It is a heavy yielder, often growing more than one ear on a stalk. This is a great variety for the home garden.
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: 90-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
Photograph courtesy of Seed Saver's Exchange.
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!