Harmony

844 – Harmony Sweet Corn

$3.00$18.00

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

A sweet medley of yellow and white kernels on well-shaped cobs on 7 ft tall stalks. Multiple ears per stalk. Bred by Biodynamic grower Steven Adams of Chrysalis Farm. Consider trialing this variety. This is open pollinated variety is still in development, but we feel it is worth including in our catalog!

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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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