Ashworth Sweetcorn

843 – Ashworth Sweet Corn

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

HEIRLOOM. Early and hardy with good cold soil emergence. 6 in. ears with yellow kernels. Full bodied old-fashioned sweet corn flavor.

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Product Description

Scientific Name: Zea mays

Family: Grass

Type: Annual

Native Range: Canada, Lower 48 States, Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Hardiness Zones: 4-8; warm season crop;

Soil Requirements: Loamy soil with slightly acidic pH of 6.5-6.8; work in aged manure or compost the fall before planting and let overwinter in the soil; must be well drained and able to maintain consistent level of moisture; corn is a heavy feeder and will benefit from applications of fertilizer during growing process;

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: 5 gallons per square yard; provide large portion of water at planting time; in drier conditions provide extra water for corn because of plant’s shallow roots; mulching may be necessary to help maintain moisture;

Days until Germination: 10-14 days

Sowing: Sow outdoors in spring after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed; plant seeds 1″ deep;

Plant Spacing: Plant 3-4 seeds per foot in rows 15″-30″ apart; thin to 8″-12″ apart in a row; space rows 30″-36″ apart; plant in blocks of at least 4 rows to ensure good pollination;

Plant Height: 6′-8′

Harvest: 70-85 days; after around 70 days, or 15-20 days after silking, ears should be filling up their husks; check one or two ears by peeling back husk; if unsure about development, raw ears are safe to taste-test; pull the ear downward and twist it off of the stalk; corn will not stay sweet on stalk for long, so harvest promptly when mature and store in cool place as opposed to leaving on stalk;

Grows Well With: Corn suckers; potatoes; peas; beans; cucumbers; pumpkin; squash; melons; odorless marigold; sunflowers; pigweed;

Grows Poorly With: Tomatoes;

Potential Problems: Racoons; spotted cucumber beetles; flea beetles; cutworms; corn earworms;

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Size

S = 1 oz, L = 4 oz, XL = 1 lb

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