Sweet corn is a summer staple of gardens all over the US. Can you imagine anything better than harvesting sweet corn from your own backyard?
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Sweet corn varieties are typically white, yellow, or bi-color, although Painted Hill is a very colorful rainbow corn. So which one should you choose?
White sweet corn tends to have a higher sugar content and is more tender and sweet than yellow corn. It is excellent for creamed corn.
Yellow-colored corn tends to have a milder flavor, which makes it wonderful for eating out of your hand.
Bi-colored sweet corn is a cross between white and yellow corn. Its kernels are half white, half yellow. It really is the best of both worlds and is a favorite of those who enjoy fresh corn on the cob.
Painted Hill is open-pollinated sweet corn was developed from a cross of the heirloom sweet corn, 'Luther Hill', and 'Painted Mountain' flour (Indian) corn. The ears are mostly white and speckled with red, yellow, and purple. What it may lack in flavor is made up for by the fact that it can tolerate cold weather better than other varieties.
No matter what color you choose, these heirloom varieties will bring you the fresh taste of summer every time.
Sweet corn should be planted at the rate of one plant every 8 - 10 inches in rows that are 3 - 5 feet apart. You will need 9 - 10 pounds of seed to plant an acre of sweet corn.
Growing sweet corn indoors is not a good idea. Corn needs a lot of light, a deep tap root, and wind for it to grow and pollinate well.
Corn grows best when direct sown into the soil in a square or rectangle block at least a few rows wide that will allow for ample cross pollination. It also tends to need a lot of nitrogen in the soil as well as regular irrigation.